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By Natasha Kumar Warikoo

during this well timed exam of youngsters of immigrants in ny and London, Natasha Kumar Warikoo asks, Is there a hyperlink among rap/hip-hop-influenced formative years tradition and motivation to reach university? Warikoo demanding situations lecturers, directors, and oldsters to appear underneath the outward manifestations of sweet sixteen tradition -- the garments, tune, and difficult speak -- to higher comprehend the inner fight confronted through many minority scholars as they fight to slot in with friends whereas operating to put the basis for profitable lives. utilizing ethnographic, survey, and interview info in racially diversified, low-achieving excessive colleges, Warikoo analyzes possible oppositional kinds, tastes in song, and college behaviors and unearths that the majority adolescents try and discover a stability among luck with friends and luck in school.

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