#DeEscalateDontKill

Tricia Rose is a famed cultural critic and American educator who currently teaches Africana Studies at Brown University. She's also an award-winning author who broke ground with her debut, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, a work that has been deemed one of the most important books in hip hop studies. As a lecturer, the New York-bred scholar has traveled the country speaking on issues ranging from Black American culture to social inequality and everything in-between. Starting July 2013, Rose will be Brown University's Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America.

YOUR DENIM IS YOUR SKIN.

HOW DO YOU ROCK YOURS?