Exposure to rap music influences African Americans’ attitudes about Black feminism, study finds

New research suggests that rap music can influence how African Americans’ view Black feminism. But the type of rap music matters.

The study found that Black people who listened to political rap music were significantly more accepting of Black feminist attitudes than those who listened to non-political rap music.

“All rap music is not the same and it impacts individuals differently. Additionally, this article also demonstrates that rap music as a source of infotainment, impacts attitudes,” the researchers from Georgia State University and Purdue University wrote in their study, which was published in New Political Science.

The researchers defined political rap “as music that provides political information by detailing political strategies, injustices, and grievances, and most importantly…

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