Pulse Of The People Book Review

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ook Review Title: Pulse of the People Author: Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette Author 's Biography: Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. She is currently a professor at Georgia State University. She previously completed her undergraduate studies at Winthrop University and attended Duke University a part of Ralph Bunche Summer Institute and also University of California in Los Angeles apart of Ralph Bunche Summer Humanities Institute as well. And finally in 2009 received her doctoral degree at Ohio State University in the Political Science. While she attended Winthrop University, she was the youngest to be awarded to Pat on the Back Volunteer state-wide. And she became a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority while in college …show more content…
Many believe rap is not political and it’s not a voice for the black political to hear, but now is a negative there are stereotypes behind it, false tales, and teens emphasize on wishful thinking or telling stories about the young lives on a day-to-day basis. In Chapter 3 rap music is a media for the black community which affects political attitudes, give information, and ideologies. Black Nationalism is presented without the black music produced artist idolize it and it increases the participation and support of Black Nationalism. “This nationalism group focuses on self-reliance, self-determination, and cultural nationalism” (Bonnette 67). These aspects establishes the black ideologies such as support black-owned businesses, help yourself, support education for the black, economic control, govern black communities, and etc. These ideologies are set to embrace one’s own kind, support, and uplift each other just as Brooker T. Washington wanted the African-American community to pull themselves up by their boot straps. At the end of the book chapter 4 shift gears in reference to Black …show more content…
Female artist are always pushing back in the wall, many believe they should not be rapping they consider it to be a “male thing”. Society believe females should be very modest and conservative. Rap is a connection to a set of audience and female artist has a voice they have to prove they too need to be heard. In the last chapter 5 it concludes how citizens in America still are wanting to be heard and they are excluded from society. In America hip-hop in most cases are not mainstream and still yet it is the voice of and for the people that influence political ideologies, awareness, and participation in politics. The book was readable and well organized, but however the book is not convincing because it is a style of research base upon experiment, content analysis, and observations. I feel as if geared more to a scholar audience and I would recommend this book to individuals who are interested in Hip-hop and want to find out more information. Overall the book was very knowledgeable and in some ways

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