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Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race & Identity

A documentary screening at Spartacus Books!

- 9:00pm
Wednesday December 4 2013

Venue: Spartacus Books
Address: 684 East Hastings Street
Cost: Free / By Donation
Accessibility: Spartacus Books is on the ground/street level. Both the outer door and the bathroom door are 800mm (31.49 inches) in width. In the gender neutral bathroom, there is one bar directly to the left of the toilet and one bar directly behind it. The inside of Spartacus is all one level except for a slight bump (about 1mm in height) close to the back.

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In light of Miley Cyrus recent performances, acts like Riff Raff and Die Antwoord, we're going to be screening "Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race & Identity" at Spartacus Books!  Please join us for this documentary and a post-screening discussion.

"Hip-Hop was created by urban youth of color more than 30 years ago amid racial oppression and economic marginalization. It has moved beyond that specific community and embraced by young people worldwide, elevating it to a global youth culture. The ambitious and hard-hitting documentary Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity looks at the popularity of hip-hop among America’s white youth. It asks whether white identification is rooted in admiration and a desire to transcend race or if it is merely a new chapter in the long continuum of stereotyping, mimicry and cultural appropriation? Does it reflect a new face of racial understanding in white America or does it reinforce an ugly history?" (

Please click here for movie trailer.

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