Illmatic Consequences: The Clapback to Opponents of 'Critical Race Theory'

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About the Author
Born in Toronto and guided by her Jamaican heritage, Stacey Marie Robinson is a communications specialist, entertainment enthusiast, and music lover. Her studies in communications brought her to Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan, where she trained as a journalist before returning home to Scarborough, where she currently resides. Stacey's creative content highlights contemporary Black Canadian life and Caribbean culture across the Diaspora; she has also produced several literary events and workshops for writers. Stacey enjoys playing the piano and guitar, attending music festivals and concerts, and providing support for DJs, Caribbean carnivals, and independent artists.
Walter Greason is among the most prominent historians, educators, and urbanists in the United States. He has spent the past 30 years speaking to audiences in dozens of states, on over 100 college and high school campuses, at dozens of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country.His most recent projects include professional development for organizations creating anti-racism initiatives in response to the global protests for systemic change; leadership of the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation (responsible for rehabilitation of a National Historic Landmark); research on Afrofuturism in the creation of the Wakanda Syllabus (for Marvel's Black Panther); and ongoing data collection about comparative economic history (similar to the 1619 Project by the New York Times).
Danian Darrell Jerry, a writer, teacher, and emcee, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis where he teaches literature and English composition. He was a featured guest at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz SXSW MeConvention in Frankfurt, Germany. His work is discussed in This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, & Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), Hip Hop In America: A Regional Guide (two volumes, Greenwood, 2009) edited by Mickey Hess, The Commercial Appeal, The Memphis Flyer, and Southern Soul Magazine. As a professor, he has taught fiction writing and performance reading at Memphis College of Art. Currently he revises his first novel, The Boy with the Golden Arm. His writing appears or is forthcoming in Marvel's Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, Trouble the Waters: Tales of the Deep Blue, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Fireside Fiction, Cracking The Wire During Black Lives Matter, Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, and other notable publications.

"Illmatic Consequences is a bold intervention in the mushrooming field of Hip Hop Studies. The anthology uses Critical Race Theory lenses to theorize political, class, scientific, spatial and cultural dimensions of Hip Hop as modality and practice. From considerations of proto-CRT scholar/activism to contemporary issues ranging from public health and Black representations in narrative meaning making to fundamental issues of housing and education, the message is clear: Culture is a tool for self-determination and self-defense among oppressed peoples." Greg Carr, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Afro-American Studies, Howard University.