Crunk Culture (Opinion)
Wednesdays at 7:45am & 4:44pm (biweekly)
- Hosted by Robin Boylorn
Crunk Culture is a commentary (opinion piece) about creative and sometimes cursory perspectives and responses to popular culture and representations of identity. Dr. Robin Boylorn defines "crunk" as resisting conformity and confronting injustice out loud. Getting crunk, in this space, is a way of engagement that seeks to hold people accountable by offering counternarratives or new perspectives on topics of public interest.
Inherently southern and black, Crunk Culture is conscious, creative and intentional about amplifying perspectives that are often silenced or dismissed. The goal is to offer cultural critique that encourages folk to look at something differently and critically.
Dr. Boylorn is a professor at The University of Alabama in the Communication Studies department, focusing her research in the areas of interpersonal and intercultural communication. http://robinboylorn.com
Produced and edited by Brittany Young
Theme music: "Belvedere" by Rocki; YouTube - Offically Rocki