Despite legislation designed to eliminate unfair racial practices, the United
States continues to struggle with a race problem. Some thinkers label this a
"new" racism and call for new political responses to it. Using the experiences
of African American women and men as a touchstone for analysis, Patricia Hill
Collins examines new forms of racism as well as political responses to it.
In this incisive and stimulating book, renowned social theorist Patricia Hill
Collins investigates how nationalism has operated and re-emerged in the wake of
contemporary globalization and offers an interpretation of how black
nationalism works today in the wake of changing black youth identity. Hers is
the first study to analyze the interplay of racism, nationalism, and feminism
in the context of twenty-first century black America.
From Black Power to Hip Hop covers a wide range of topics including the
significance of race and ethnicity to the American national identity; how ideas
about motherhood affect population policies; African American use of black
nationalism ideologies as anti-racist practice; and the relationship between
black nationalism, feminism and women in the hip-hop generation.