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Unformatted text preview: Reading
guide
for
Raquel
Z.
Rivera’s
“Between
Blackness
and
Latinidad
in
the
Hip
 Hop
Zone”
in
A
Companion
to
Latina/o
Studies
(ed.
by
Jaun
Flores
and
Renato
 Rosaldo,
2007,
Malden,
MA:
Blackwell
Publishing)
 • Consider
the
fact
that
ethnic/national
identities
can
and
do
vary
from
racial
 identities.
Tego
Calderón
is
an
artist
who
describes
himself
in
this
way.
Think
 of
a
few
others.
Also,
do
you
think
this
distinction
between
identities
is
 important?
Why?
 
 How
is
the
“myth
of
separation”
between
Afro‐diasporic
cultures
in
the
 Americas
perpetuated?
(p.
356)
What
is
this
myth?
 
 What
are
some
of
rap’s
forebears
that
are
similar
to
Afro‐diasporic
 traditions?
What
are
some
that
are
similar
to
island
musical
traditions?
Why
 is
this
significant?
 
 On
page
360,
Rivera
states:
“The
richness
of
our
actual
lived
experiences
is
 too
often
stifled
by
the
assumption
that
our
realities
have
to
fit
into
 oversimplified
identity
categories.”
Explain
what
"oversimplified
identity
 categories"
means.
 
 What
problems
occur
when
we
categorize
blackness
and
latinidad
into
 categories
that
do
not
intersect?
 
 It
is
often
difficult
to
discuss
music
in
terms
of
race
without
discussing
music
 in
terms
of
ethnicity.
Why
is
this?
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