Hip hop, grit, and academic success: Bettina Love at TEDxUGA

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, beardHip-Hop builds characteristics of grit, social and emotional intelligence, and the act improvisation – proven to be predictors for academic success –¬†Submitted by Corey Depina www.zumix.org

This impassioned talk explains how students who identify with Hip Hop culture have been ignored or deemed deficient in schools because of mainstream misconceptions associated with Hip Hop culture. Through Hip Hop, these students embody the characteristics of grit, social and emotional intelligence, and the act improvisation – all of which are proven to be predictors for academic success. So where is the break down between formalized education and the potential for success for these students? Dr. Love argues that ignoring students’ culture in the classroom is all but an oversight; it’s discrimination and injustice that plays out in our culture in very dangerous ways.