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Cambridge University Press

Fight the Power: Law and Policy Through Hip-Hop Songs

Fight the Power: Law and Policy Through Hip-Hop Songs

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Taking inspiration from Public Enemy's lead vocalist Chuck D - who once declared that 'rap is the CNN of young Black America' - this volume brings together leading legal commentators to make sense of some of the most pressing law and policy issues in the context of hip-hop music and the ongoing struggle for Black equality. Contributors include MSNBC commentator Paul Butler, who grapples with race and policing through the lens of N.W.A.'s song 'Fuck tha Police', ACLU President Deborah Archer, who considers the 2014 uprisings in Ferguson, Missouri, and many other prominent scholars who speak of poverty, LGBTQ+ rights, mass incarceration, and other crucial topics of the day. Written to 'say it plain', this collection will be valuable not only to students and scholars of law, African-American studies, and hip-hop, but also to everyone who cares about creating a more just society.

Author: Gregory S. Parks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 02/03/2022
Pages: 338
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781009011532

About the Author
Parks, Gregory S.: - Gregory Parks, a trained psychologist and lawyer, is Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law. He has authored or edited eleven books including A Pledge with Purpose: Black Sororities and Fraternities and the Fight for Equality (New York University Press, 2020).Cooper, Frank Rudy: - Frank Rudy Cooper is William S. Boyd Professor and Director, Program on Race, Gender & Policing, UNLV Boyd School of Law. He is an expert in the intersectionality of identities and policing. His extensive publications include Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach (New York University Press 2012).

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