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The prompt is tricky. The post went in a direction I didn’t expect. Neat how that happens!
I was a pre-teen/teen in the 80s so this word reminds me of RUN DMC’s tricky.
I am an African-American who didn’t really grow up enmeshed in black culture. We lived in predominantly white neighborhoods and I just sort of fit in. Some kids would ask me what it was like to be black. I didn’t know how to answer that question.
I say that I fit in, but there were ways that I always didn’t. I turned out to be who I am. A human being.
The point here is that I am getting more and more interested in black culture. Hip Hop is one area I’d like to investigate in a semi-academic sense. I told myself I was in grad school for Library Science just to learn and to have something other than dance degrees on my resume. I think I may actually want to be one of those academic types. I get a kick out of citing sources when I write papers. I kind of like writing papers.
I don’t have time to be a true scholar in everything that interests me, but I can share some bits and bobs in my own little bloggy space. A quick search led me to this article listing 15 books for the Hip Hop enthusiast.
Now go and learn stuff!