Racism

by: Brett Macchia

Racism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

"Chains" -Usher (2015)

I chose this song because Usher is explaining many cases of innocent black people being shot by the cops. This is a major problem today in society.
Usher - Chains ft. Nas, Bibi Bourelly

"Accidental Racist" -Brad Paisley (2013)

This song is mainly about african americans wanting white people to understand that they are the same, unlike common belief. Brad Paisley is understanding where they're coming from by apologizing for the rebel flag shirt he happened to put on that morning but is also saying he cannot change history.
Accidental Racist Brad Paisley & LL Cool J Lyrics

"Black or White"-Michael Jackson (1991)

This song is an example of racism. Michael Jackson is singing about it not mattering if you're black or white, he still thinks of you the same.
Michael Jackson - Black Or White

"Chocolate Rain"-Tay Zonday (2007)

I chose this song because obviously rain is not chocolate, therefor it is racist.

"Changes"-2pac (1998)

This song is about a guy talking about how bad his life is, being black. He is also talking about "just the way it is" being african american, not being the same as the white and no changes being made.
Tupac - Changes (Lyrics)

"I Had A Dream"-Kelly Clarkson (2015)

Kelly is talking about having a dream wanting to be born in a generation with everyone being together in unity. No discrimination, and everyone being what they want.
I Had A Dream

"New Slaves"-Kanye West (2013)

Kanye is singing about how african americans are considered new slaves now. Wanting everything the same and at the beginning, saying that when his mom was born, clean water was only served to the fair skinned. This is a clear example of racism.

"The Power of Equality"-Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991)

This song is talking about wanting just a little bit of power of equality within the races. It also brings up the Ku Klux Klan which is a group of white men thinking they are inferior to the black and thought that it was okay to kill them off.