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The hip hop era is one with a deep history the blending of cultures and a revolutionary existence In Cant Stop Wont Stop Jeff Chang makes a successful attempt of capturing this Through interviews personal experiences and researched information he encompasses what the hip hop generation is Chang describes the hip hop generation as a mixture of time and race place and polyculturalism hot beats and hybridity To Chang this era was more than music and style It was the turn from politics to culture that included anyone who wanted to be included He borrows the definition of the hip hop generation consisting of the African Americans born between 1965 and 1984 from Bakari Kitwanas The Hip Hop Generation Young Blacks and The Crisis in African American Culture This definition draws in the importance the Civil Rights Act and the ReaganBush administration had on shaping this generation Throughout the book the significance and shaping of the generation are often commented on Frequently Chang emphasizes the effect of Reagans America on the African American community as one of those shaping factors He explains Reagans governance in the 80s as focused on the upper America encouraging of supply side economics and a decrease in government responsibility Reagans strategies had left African Americans nationwide suffering economically and socially an America perilous to youths of color According to Chang the impact this neglect and repression had on the African American community in Reagans America led to a revolution channeled through the medium of hip hop The benign neglect that affected the African American community in the 1980s took forms socially and economically Economically the gap between the rich and the poor had been the highest it had been since the Great Depression The households in the top 1 percent between 1983 and 1989 experienced a net worth increase of 66 percent The four out of five households that watched their net worth decline in those years also held
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