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Chris Brown and Relationship Violence in Hip Hop Culture

From an interview with Treva Lindsey, Assistant Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies

The controversy about Chris Brown’s violence towards Rihanna was re-ignited recently by his appearance and awards at the 2011 Grammys. Dr. Lindsey is disturbed by the way Chris Brown has been accepted back into the community without putting forth a concerted effort to change, and how, conversely, Rihanna has been criticized for her behavior with little consideration of her as the victim of an abusive relationship. This is a concentrated, publicized example of the unfair treatment and nonchalance towards relationship violence on the larger scale in the young, marginalized communities that Hip Hop connects with.