if the hip-hop generation emerged largely out of a traumatic break in cultural and political leadership, the post-hip-hop generation rises from a sometimes nearly disabling self-awareness.
I’m going to have to disagree with Lori’s analysis below; hip-hop itself is the prevalent culture, and our country just re-elected its first black president, so I think both factors work towards the self-awareness at work…
There is no reason for this because there’s still a break in cultural and political leadership
Journalists who professed to be political experts were shown to be well connected, well-informed perhaps, but — on the thing that ultimately decided the result: how people were planning to vote — not well educated. They were left reporting opinions, while Nate Silver and others reported research.