Rap music did not cause the French riots. French Prime Minister, Dominique de Villepin, has dismissed claims by some of his party colleagues that rap music fuelled suburban rioting in France. Earlier in this week members of his party had blamed the riots on the influence of rap music.
Maybe David Brooks will listen to the words of Villepin and admit hip-hop is not responsible for the French riots unlike in his earlier column. It is time to stop the trend of blaming hip-hop for unrelated problems.