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9. See the March 2007 Asian Week column “Why I Hate Blacks,” by Kenneth Eng. 10. Michael Omi and Howard Winant. Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1980s (New York: Routledge, 1986). 11. A hip-hop head is another term for a hard-core hip-hop fan who is generally knowledgeable about hip-hop. 12. Nitasha Sharma, “Musical Manifestos: Desi Hip-Hop Artists Sound Off on Capitalism and Sexism,” The Subcontinental: The Journal of South Asian American Public Affairs 3, Issue 1 (Spring 2007): 25–38.
4 I no longer had to just survive; liberation was my goal, and hip-hop was my guide. Years later, hip-hop led me to an academic life that allowed me to deconstruct my racialized, gendered, and sexualized experiences as a Desi. Where Are All the Desis? On April 10, 2006, 140 cities joined a national protest against anti-immigrant legislation. I marched with a group of about thirty Latino and Asian American students (I was one of three South Asian Americans) from the University of Pennsylvania to Love Park where Philadelphians joined the national protest.
From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. Kelley, Robin. : Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996. Kim, Claire Jean. Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. Kim, Claire Jean, and Taeku Lee. “Interracial Politics: Asian Americans and Other Communities of Color,” Political Science and Politics 34, no. 3 (September 2001): 631–37. Polyvalent Voices: Ethnic and Racialized Desi Hip-Hop 31 Kitwana, Bakari.
Desi Rap: South Asian Americans in Hip Hop by Ajay Nair