Given my diatribe yesterday, I thought I would provide some balance by pointing readers to this critical essay about Jack: Kerouac in Black and White.
Not for the faint-hearted Kerouac fan, and definitely not bedtime reading, and definitely not an essay you're going to read in 2 minutes.
Here's some info about author Clark Blaise you might find interesting.
I play in a band with a several self-professed "French-Canadians." It often provides me with some real-time, real-life insight into Jack's cultural biases and perspectives.