"Sexism Racism in Hip-Hip/Rap Music Lyrics"
  Student Author(s): Barbara Hill  
  Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Pei-Chun Tsai  
Forum Engagement Gender Studies Showcase  ~ 4:30 to 5:30 pm ~ Heth Lobby

"Different races are prejudged in hip hop/rap music. This is ties to psychology of diversity by showing how people are put in different categories. African American and Latino lyrics were pretreated as criminalizing pathologizing and degraded women (Pulido, 2009, p.71). This topic talks about psychology of diversity because it hit the point of stereotyping and prejudging of different races and gender. I am typing to see how hip-hop lyrics are trying to pretreat African American and Latino’s. In Henry, West and Jackson (2010) article, they points out how Black females are viewed through the different media such as television programs, music videos, magazines, and radio stations (p.241). In addition, Pulido (2009) describes how African Americans and Latinas/os’ are treated and why they choose the lyrics for music. One participant in the study described how lyrics come from what they see and hear (Pulido, 2009, p.79). My project plans to study how different media pretreat African American and Latinas/os hip-hop lyrics by using literature analysis."1
Keywords: sexism, racism, hip hop/rap music

Barbara Hill                                                                                                                                         

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