|Title||The Hip-hop Generation Fights Back: Youth, Activism, and Post-Civil Rights Politics|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Number of Pages||229|
|Publisher||New York University Press|
|City||New York, NY|
|Copies at the Archive||1|
From youth violence, to the impact of high stakes educational testing, to editorial hand wringing over the moral failures of hip-hop culture, young people of color are often portrayed as gang affiliated, "troubled," and ultimately, dangerous. The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back examines how youth activism has emerged to address the persistent inequalities that affect urban youth of color. Andreana Clay provides a detailed account of the strategies that youth activists use to frame their social justice agendas and organize in their local communities.