All About the Beat
John McWhorter talked about his book, All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America, published by Gotham. In his book Mr. McWhorter argues that hip-hop and rap are counterproductive instruments within the African-American community and that the political and social contributions of hip-hop music have been overblown and that hip-hop should not be seen as a vehicle for political activism. He claims that rappers are too focused on relatively trivial issues facing the African-American community, like police brutality, yet ignore more important issues such as HIV/AIDS. Following his remarks Mr. McWhorter answered questions from members of the audience. close
People in this video
Your purchase helps support C-SPAN
Click here to learn how
C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.
Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.
Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.
- Manhattan Institute for Policy ResearchManhattan Institute for Policy Research
All about the Beat
John McWhorter, appearing by remote access from New York City, talked about his latest book, All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop…
John Jackson talked about his book Racial Paranoia: The Unintended Consequences of Political Correctness (Basic Civitas…
Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip Hop
Professor Dyson talked about his book, Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop. He chronicled hip hop culture through the…
Race and Ethnicity
John McWhorter talked about his writings on race, ethnicity, and cultural issues as well as other topics in the news. He is a…
User Created Clips from This Video