Me: How Multiculti Closed the Generation Gap
June 26, 2009, 05:48 AM
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My weekly culture column is up at Taki's Magazine:
Although increasing ethnic diversity is widely assumed to make the arts more �vibrant,� the triumph of the ideology of multiculturalism appears to have instead helped cause pop music to stagnate stylistically.

There’s a fundamental connection between the growth of ethnic pride and the decline of generational rebellion, because to rebel against your forefathers is to rebel against your race. Thus, for a group of young black musicians to issue a manifesto pointing out that 30 years of rap is plenty would be racial treason. Although long exhausted musically, hip-hop has become so emotionally entwined with African-American identity that we’re all stuck with it.

You can read it there and comment on it here.