RAGE AGAINST REALITY: Devastating review of a recent book by Bakari Kitwana titled The Hip-Hop Generation by Mark Goldblatt on National Review Online. Particularly impressive is Goldblatt’s defense of Guiliani’s efforts to fight crime in Manhattan, and his refutation of Kitwana’s astonishing attempt to compare the the killings of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King to the killings of gangster rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Goldblatt writes:
The underlying irony, which Kitwana mentions but never honestly addresses, is that rap music, which he calls “arguably the single most significant achievement of [his] generation” and “the Black CNN,” has, for the last decade and a half, hammered home the message that anti-social behavior is proof of black authenticity.
If rap music is “arguably the single most significant achievement of [his] generation”, then that generation is in serious, serious trouble. Read Goldblatt’s essay as to why–and then weep for a generation of blacks committing cultural suicide.