Blackness in Music
Keywords:music, Black artists
Throughout the course Theatre and Performance 282, we have read and discussed Black culture and the oppression Black people face every day. We have also read about Black music and the fear of a Black world and after reading that piece, I wanted to take a deeper look into Black music. As a society, we have this bias against Black people but so much of our music has been shaped by their culture and roots. We have such a strong bias and think of Black people in a negative way based on stereotypes that have been formed over centuries of racism that as a society, we rarely take the time to look at how Black people have influenced some of our favorite cultural trends, particularly through music.