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ERIC Number: EJ934960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Seeing White through Rap: A Classroom Exercise for Examining Race Using a Hip-Hop Video
Stein, Robert
Journal of Political Science Education, v7 n3 p312-328 2011
When discussing race in the classroom, getting students--including, importantly, white students--to see that all people have racial identities can be a challenge. This classroom exercise employs a rap video as a tool for helping to reveal white as a racial identity and for exploring the concept of white privilege--the idea that economic, social, and psychological advantages accrue to white people because of their racial identity. In this article, I argue the benefits of using rap videos as a teaching aid, paying special attention to the ways in which whiteness and white privilege can be analyzed using the video "Hell Yeah" by the group dead prez. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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