Racial Tension In America Pros And Cons

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Music Analysis Essay Racial tension is running high in American society today. There is an inherent racial bias in almost all americans and it is a problem that is not going away. The most illuminated examples of this are through police brutality and racial profiling, because the media, and the music the current generation listens to, focuses heavily on these topics. Between Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, our society has paved the way for politically engaged rappers, such as Kendrick Lamar, to reflect on society through their music. Racial tension in America is not caused by individuals, but rather society as a whole. According to the Implicit Association Test, almost 90 percent of white Americans show an inherent racial bias and “...nearly every white person in America carries around an implicit racial bias that subconsciously prefers white people over black people in social, professional and educational settings” (Nesbit). When such a large amount of the population has racist tendencies, it can be assumed that it is a societal problem and not just an issue for certain individuals.…show more content…
Throughout his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, he makes important statements and reflects on big issues rather than making meaningless songs. The public and critics alike, have agreed that the entire album is an instant classic and many have claimed it is the best Hip-Hop/Rap album of all time. Rolling Stones even went as far as to call it a “masterpiece.” The album also peaked as the highest selling in the United States at the height of its sales. Society embraced his music as it provided an intelligent reflection on the racial tension that was continually growing. Kendrick Lamar makes music that is directly correlated to what is occurring in the world around us and has found success by doing

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