Using Hip-Hop Culture and Rap Music in Counseling Black Men
Black men continue to be highly stereotyped and stigmatized in American society. Hip-Hop culture and rap music uniquely reflect the aspirations and frustrations of Black men who must confront microagressions, sociopolitical disadvantage, and marginalization in their daily lives. In the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Counseling & Development, author Ahmad Rashad Washington proposes that counselors can effectively use rap music with Black male clients who identify with Hip-Hop culture to facilitate discussion about the social injustices they face. In the article “Integrating Hip-Hop Culture and Rap Music Into Social Justice Counseling With Black Males” Washington presents a brief history of Hip-Hop culture, examples of how rap music has been used therapeutically, and a vignette illustrating how counselors might effectively use rap music with Black male clients.
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Integrating Hip-Hop Culture and Rap Music Into Social Justice Counseling With Black Males
Ahmad Rashad Washington
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