Dr. Imani Perry
Excerpt: On Children and Race…”They see the differences in the way we are depicted and treated. They see the gaps in our socioeconomic conditions that are so highly influenced by race. When we don’t talk to them about race and inequality, the only way they have to make sense of it all is to assume that there is a greater human value for those who by accident of birth are white.”
About: Imani Perry is an expert and professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University. She generates dynamic dialogue on race, law, politics, and culture in modern day society. One of her many books “Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop” conveys her unique ability to observe hip hop using historical and cultural lenses. Hip hop’s new found voice in politics and America’s growing multiculturalism establishes Perry’s relevance.