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Kate Smith controversy reveals double standard

Kate Smith controversy reveals double standard

Henry Brettingen

May 7, 2019

An 80-year-old recording resurfaced of beloved singer Kate Smith singing the racist song “That's Why The Darkies Were Born,” according to the New York Post. In an unwarranted reaction to this, the Philadelphia Flyers removed a Kate Smith statue from their stadium and the New York Yankees banned her 1939 recording...

Music video motivates racial dialogue

Music video motivates racial dialogue

Aisha Abdi

June 5, 2018

The image of Donald Glover shooting a hooded black person in the first few minutes of the music video “This is America” shook me. On May 5, the release of Glover’s song “This is America” helped many people see a real depiction of current events in America. The video touches on how so many...

Insensitive comments cause frustration

Insensitive comments cause frustration

Anna duSaire

June 5, 2018

Kanye West has always been somewhat of a black sheep in society in the last couple of years. His outside of the box thoughts and ideas often confuse many people, however, I feel like that’s just how West is and people accept that. When he opened his mouth nobody knew what creative mess he would say...

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