Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Chicano Studies

Second Department

Legal Studies

Reader 1

Martha Gonzalez

Reader 2

Mark Golub

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This thesis analyzes at how Latinx Hip Hop artists from Chicago act as organic intellectuals within their community and how they use their platform as artists to challenge the narratives created by government officials that aim to criminalize their community in an effort to normalize and justify the policing of their neighborhoods.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.