The Modern Athlete, Hip-Hop, and Popular Perceptions of Black Masculinity

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Thabiti L. Lewis

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The essay explores how black masculinity is situated in modern popular culture) as violent and hyper-masculine, American nightmares. It also examines the racial and power dynamics at play that allow such reifications of the notion that black men as “dangerous” in arenas of mass/popular cultural consumption in American society—namely sport culture and hip hop.

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LEWIS, Thabiti L.. The Modern Athlete, Hip-Hop, and Popular Perceptions of Black Masculinity. AmeriQuests, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, oct. 2008. ISSN 1553-4316. Available at: <http://ameriquests.org/index.php/ameriquests/article/view/146>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/amqst.v6i1.146.