A Deep Dive into Black Femininity and Class | Shanspeare
July 15, 2021
Shaniya begins by introducing the changing meanings of the term “ghetto”, how it evolved to signify parts of cities where people live in impoverished conditions, as well as the history of Black ghettos in the United States. She then moves to discuss the place of women and femininity within rap and hip hop. She claims that hip hop has allowed women to develop expressions of Black girlhood that depart from white and wealthy politics of respectability.