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.Whites can’t speak (or even think) in those terms, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t starting to feel parallel emotions.
He writes, "There’s a fundamental connection between the growth of ethnic pride and the decline of generational rebellion" yet skips over the fact that is was White generational rebellion which gave rise to the "growth of ethnic (non-White) pride".
The retardation of cultural development just happens to be coinciding with the demographic change occurring in America.
Everywhere we look (from politics to the arts) the ugly, uncreative, and ignorant is being elevated to near worship status, while the beautiful, creative and intelligent is relegated to side of the road.
But, what caused Whites to "rebel" against their ancestors to begin with?
Here is a theory.