America certainly is a house divided — and the irony is that we are divided because we have the right to exercise unparalleled freedom and the pursuit of happiness as we see fit for ourselves and our families, yet we view race as a divisive issue.
Michael Eric Dyson parses Jay-Z's lyrics as if analyzing fine literature. The rapper's riffs on luxury cars and tailored clothes and his boasts of being the "Mike Jordan of recording" may make for catchy rhymes, but to Mr. Dyson, they also reflect incisive social commentary.
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MSNBC tackles race