Hip Hop and Policing
Donald F. Tibbs, andré douglas pond cummings, Zachary Crow, Caleb Conrad, Todd J. Clark, Kwami Abdul-Bey, Zoë Harris
Black music, from slavery to the present day, has served as an extension of the radical Black tradition. Through that lens, Hip Hop and Policing turns its attention to the institution of modern-day policing. Each essay utilizes a unique hip-hop track to examine the ways that American policing functions within society by analyzing the infiltration of Black communities, police violence, and the criminalization of resistance and protest.