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TO BE OR NOT TO BE Hip-Hop Hamlet Deemed 'Evil' Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

Hip-Hop Hamlet Deemed 'Evil'

Maybe a bit of a stretch? Some teachers decided to teach Shakespeare's Hamlet in three minutes with a hip-hop soundtrack—and now the technique is being called racist. "It's not only incredibly patronizing, but also viciously racist," youth mentor and writer Lindsay Jones argued. "It is positively evil to deny inner city kids access to the manifold joys of hearing their national poet's true voice," he continued. Jones said that teachers need to stop trying to make everything "cool or hip" It's called having a little fun! 

October 5, 2013 12:00 AM