A celebration of Prof. Andrea Dennis' book Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics and Guilt in America
In celebration of Martin Chair Andrea L. Dennis' recently published book, Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics and Guilt in America, discussion will be held featuring Dennis and Dr. Bettina L. Love with UGA's College of Education.
Published by The New Press, Rap on Trial examines the use of “rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of color” based on hundreds of court cases from across the country.
Described as a path-breaking book, the title explores the breadth of rap lyrics being used in criminal prosecutions and the problems raised by the practice, and proposes solutions to achieve meaningful change.
A reception will follow the event.
RSVPs preferred but not required.