By John McWhorter
New York Time's
Gotham Books, June 2008
John McWhorter on National Review Online's "Between the Covers"
John McWhorter on The Economist's "Democracy in America"
Digging the Beat,
Clutch Magazine, June 1, 2008
In his new book All About the Beat, McWhorter dismisses the popularly
held belief that hip-hop is the savior of black America, doing for African-Americans
today what the civil rights movement did in the Sixties. Taking particular
issue with conscious rappers who, he says, chronicle the community's problems
without offering solutions, McWhorter insists that the answers to this
generations troubles lie in political activism not lyrical vandalism
against the powers-that-be. . .