This article makes some interesting reading:
“Institutions of higher learning are failing to address the most problematic irony of hip-hop studies: The explosion of hip-hop in the academy has not coincided with positive educational gains for black men. While colleges race to analyze the street-born music, body movements, art, and poetry, the people whose images are most associated with hip-hop—young black men—continue to be left behind”.
What are your thoughts on these courses? Can they be used to make a positive impact on young black males or are they something else?
Look forward to hearing from you all on this.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III