By John McWhorter
New York Time's
Gotham Books, June 2008
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Economist's Democracy in America, 6-13-08
John McWhorter on Bloggingheads TV with Glenn Loury
In the Press
Notable: Exploring postracial politics Colette Bancroft, St. Petersburg Times Online, June 30, 2008
With race in American culture a focus of the political season, three new books offer
thoughtful takes on the past, present and future. All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't
Save Black America (Gotham Books), by John McWhorter, argues that the dominant pop
music form of the past 20 years may point to social problems but does little to solve them. . .
The politics of hip-hop The Economist, June 26, 2008
. . . Hip-Hop . . . Is it "pavement poetry [that] vibrates with commitment to speaking for
the voiceless," as Michael Eric Dyson, a professor at Georgetown University, believes? Is it
"an enormously influential agent for social change which must be responsibly and proactively
utilised to fight the war on poverty and injustice," as the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network
(HSAN), a pressure group, contends? Or is it mostly "angry, profane and women-hating music
that plays on the worst stereotypes of black people," as Bill Cosby harrumphs? None of the
above, argues John McWhorter, in a new book called "All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't
Save Black America". . .
Danger Of Being Obamatized, Editorial, Investor's Business Daily,
June 19, 2008
John McWhorter, Manhattan Institute senior fellow. . .
is one of the nation's most insightful analysts of race and culture. .
. McWhorter's new book, "All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't
Save Black America," takes on rap musicof which he is actually
an ardent fanand concludes, as he told a New York City audience
on Tuesday, that it is "marvelous, glorious, seductive noise,"
but "that's all there is."