It has been a year since I've taken English 2200, but today I found this video called "Bitch Bad" by Lupe Fiasco. It absolutely reminds me of the type of issues we used to discuss in our class. I wanted to post it here for others to see, and so I could come back to it in the future.
The video is extremely powerful. Lupe Fiasco seems to be equating the "bad bitch" personas of today's African American icons in the music industry to the demeaning use of "blackface" in the Vaudeville era. Fiasco also talks about the negative influence this image has over children who model their behavior after what they see in the media.
I wont write much more on this, primarily because I think a lot of what you get out of the video comes from your own personal experiences with what Fiasco discusses. Take a look, and see for yourself. If anything I believe this sends a strong message to adults of all races about the image we present to the next generation.