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'The Hip Hop Generation'

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'The Hip Hop Generation'

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'The Hip Hop Generation'

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Robert speaks with Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip Hop Generation: The Crisis in African American Culture. Kitwana writes about black Generation X'ers, for whom the civil rights movement is a generation back. Young African-Americans now face a society that has only partly lived up to its promise of equality. Kitwana says that economic and educational difficulties are pervasive, but he says that hip-hop music has helped politically mobilize African-Americans.