Even Country Music Can Face Injustice #countrymusic

Nashville has been caught flat-footed, an outcome that was essentially preordained, given that the country music business has always been woefully insufficient in how it addresses race — sidelining the Black music that was essential in its formation, overlooking the ways the genre still intersects with contemporary Black music and consistently giving Black performers short shrift. Building an identity premised upon Black erasure leaves the world of country music fumbling when it should be reckoning. NYTImes

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