'Accidental Racist': The Controversy And The Conversation


Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African-American studies, Duke University
Peter Cooper, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and lecturer at Vanderbilt University
Keith Woods, Vice President for Diversity in News and Operations, NPR

"Accidental Racist," the new collaboration between country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J, has set off a firestorm. Paisley sings about the dilemma of balancing Southern pride without projecting a racist attitude. The artists have called the widely-panned tune a conversation-starter.



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