Kickmag’s 2008 Racist Incidents In Music


1. Unconditional acceptance of Britney Spears’ on the music scene after a public meltdown despite a still constant questioning of Janet Jackson’s credibility after 20 years in the business.

2. The nasty cartoon of Barack and Michelle Obama on the cover of The New Yorker.
The Obamas are not terrorists, Muslim or Angela Davis knock-offs. The Obamas are not musicians but many artists publically supported them.

3. The ongoing problem that limits which Black artists can reach the mainstream arena and what is even considered “Black” i.e. Lenny Kravitz is still the only Black man allowed to rock outside of Prince.

4. The idea that Beyonce and Rhianna are the only beautiful Black women in music. On the other hand Estelle did make many strides.