Rappers didn't invent anti-Semitism. But, for a time, some of them spread it - and gave it authority and credibility. Public Enemy revised, rewrote, and recycled "history," shining a demonic light on race, racism, and the exploitation of black people by Jews. And then, as businessmen attuned to the mainstream market do, they moved on to another topic.
Glenn Altschuler presented this first talk as part of the Program of Jewish Studies' lecture series. Sponsored by the Program of Jewish Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Studies.