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Thursday, April 12 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Hip Hop's Impact on the Outlook of the African American Woman.

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Research Questions include; RQ1) How African American women are portrayed overall in hip hop music videos? RQ2)How are male performers with female background dancers portrayed compared to female performers in hip hop music videos from the year 2017-18? RQ3) How are sexism, misogyny, and women empowerment displayed lyrically and in the music videos? Preliminary results suggest that there is a clear distinction between videos/lyrics that men compared to women are the performers. For example, male performers are usually portrayed as having power or fame if they have alcohol/drugs, multiple partially dressed women dancing around them, and material possessions (e.g. big house, cars, fancy clothes, etc.) in these music videos and throughout the lyrical analysis. However, with women performers, you may see them dancing and some were seen using their female physical assets to attract more viewers and to portray themselves as female performers. My analysis will be covering how African American women performers are represented compared to black male performers in the hip hop industry.

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Laeci Hall

I am a senior as a communication major here at Graceland. In my free time, I enjoy spending it with my two sons and my boyfriend Leroy. Other than this, it is school and home for this student.

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Dr. Raquel Moreira

Raquel Moreira is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Graceland. She received her PhD in Communication from the University of Denver.

Thursday April 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
104 Resch Reach Science and Technology Hall

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