(Updated) Introduction

This course is designed to be a 10 week e-interactive seminar course and discussion rooted in womanist praxis with an emphasis on hip hop as a socio-political and spirit/religion based ideology. This course uses theology, anthropology, and historical teaching methods to discuss the ways that (1) centering black women in all discussions is necessary (2) hip hop should be considered a sacred text (3) so called “good” and so called “bad” behaviors and truths have been learned as a result of hip hop (4) using hip hop as an essential tool to heal black people (5) using hip hop as a tool to deconstruct cis patriarchal white supremacy (6) discussing the ethics around considering who is worthy of being preached to and centered in religious/spiritual discussions.