Friday Hoyden: Roxanne Shante
About your Guest Hoyden: Jo Tamar
is a human rights lawyer who blogs about things that catch her eye relating to feminism and equality generally.
Editor’s note: the story below has since been revealed as factually incorrect. Roxanne Shante has allegedly been misrepresenting huge chunks of her music industry and educational history. See comments below for details.
This post really warmed my heart.
Roxanne Shante – a teen rapper in the 1980s – had a contract with Warner Music. It included a clause that the company would pay for Shante’s education for the rest of her life.
Roxanne Shante was a young rap star. When the music stopped, she didn't miss a beat.
She made them pay up. Including for her PhD.
That’s pretty fucking awesome.
h/t PostBourgie (the same link as above); see also the cross-post of the PostBourgie post at Bitch Ph.D. and the NY Daily article they both link to.
Categories: education, social justice