50/50: Is Hip Hop Bad for Black America?

Published July 5, 2010

Is Hip Hop Holding Back African Americans?

 That’s what we asked Thomas Chatterton Williams, author of “Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture” and Dr. Lester Spence, associate professor of political science at John Hopkins University and author of the forthcoming book “Stare in the Darkness: Rap, Hip-hop, and Black Politics.”

 It’s a vague question, we know, but one that Williams recently evoked with the publication of his book. It is certainly a question that will continue to echo through discussions on African-American political and social topics for quite some time.

Play the audio files of the interviews at the Atlanta Post.

Written by <P>By China Okasi, The Atlanta Post </P>

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