Quentin Watson

Stories from Quentin Watson

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

The stereotyping of black men based on his masculinity and hardness is something that has been going on for a long time. The black man has been viewed in a specific way since he is expected to behave in a certain way. Influences of rappers have significantly affected the way the black man is considered. This paper seeks to explore the stereotypes of black men. More often than not, a black man is expected to portray a particular form of hardness to qualify as a real man. Many are the times that people have implied that black rappers are less of credible and valuable artists especially when they fail to meet the criteria of being gangster enough. A good example is when Drake is accused of being a lesser rapper because he does not pass as a gangster, which is the society’s expectation of the black man (Lewis, 2008).

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Service Learning Project