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Author Nielson, Erik, 1976- author.

Title Rap on trial : race, lyrics, and guilt in America / Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis ; with a foreword by Killer Mike.

Publication Info. New York : The New Press, 2019.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  345.7303 NIE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  345.7303 NIE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy ordered for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction on 01-08-2020.
Description xii, 203 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-194) and index.
Contents Foreword by Killer Mike -- Introduction -- Hip Hop : From the Margins to the Mainstream -- Rap Enters the Courtroom -- Lyrics, Stereotypes, and Bias -- What About the First Amendment? -- Aggressive Prosecutors and Untrained Experts -- Surveillance, Suppression, and the Rise of Gang Units -- Conclusion -- Epilogue
Summary "A groundbreaking expos©♭ about the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of color"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Rap musicians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.
Freedom of expression -- United States.
Rap (Music) -- Social aspects -- United States.
Added Author Dennis, Andrea L., author.
Killer Mike (Rapper), writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781620973400 (hardcover) $24.99
1620973405 : $24.99
9781620973417 (ebook)

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