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Hip Hop Bringing Political Change? Think Again

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Hip Hop Bringing Political Change? Think Again

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Hip Hop Bringing Political Change? Think Again

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A new generation of activists have used hip hop music and culture to get young people into politics.

But author John McWhorter has a new book — All About the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America — which argues that hip hop provides hindrances, not help, to black America.

McWhorter is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a conservative think tank.

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Why Hip-hop Can't Save Black America

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