AFA4370 Week 2 Assignment- Elizabeth Ramjohn.docx - Week 2 Assignment 1 In this weeks readings the Puerto Rican and Jamaican voice(specifically DJ Kool

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Week 2 Assignment1. In this weeks' readings the Puerto Rican and Jamaican voice (specifically DJ Kool Herc losinghis accent) were omitted from hip hop/rap culture while the Chicano voice was avidly expressed.In your opinion, what factors contributed to this binary of resistance and conformity? In other words, why do you think Chicanos held on to their language and slang, where other ethnic groups did not?As a Caribbean immigrant myself, I was able to relate to DJ Kool Herc on a very personal level. I moved from Trinidad and Tobago to the East Coast when I was five years old. By first grade I had only a minimal trace of an accent and memories of a life once lived, barefooted and wild. While reading his story I came across a statement he made, “I was around more Americans. And I was tired of hearing them say ‘What did you say?’ My accent really started to change” (73). This statement represents a lack of cultural sensitivity that many do not know they have. As a result, I believe it was easier for certain ethnic groups to assimilate into
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