The White Problem In And Of Black Music’s American Pop Dominance

When feeling good does not necessarily mean being empowered

Marcus K. Dowling
8 min readJan 2, 2018

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In America, white people are 27.8% greater than black people. Given that this data denotes that the value of black people in America is sliding precipitously, the way that white people currently engage with black music demands to be questioned.

On average as well, white people in America trump black people in having much more protected access to health care, higher education, and basic civil rights. As well, 38% of white Americans believe that enough work has been done to assist black Americans towards gaining equal footing with whites, and 43% of these black people are skeptical that this equality will ever be reached.

Thus, the fact that 2017’s most American pop culture-impacting musical story was that it was the year when, moreso than any other, Afro and Latino musical stylings reigned supreme is noteworthy. This happened at a time in America, when Afro-Latino humanity worldwide was, in relation to the worth of the pop…

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