Paper #2 Assignment

The second paper was very interesting, seeing how people continue to argue between ethnicity and the blues music. I think my paper would have been better if I had used a blues artist or a song from the blues by a controversial artist.Having a song would have made the argument a little bit more interesting and persuasive to the readers. It would have given them an example of ethnicity having nothing to do with authenticity or talent. Also, It would have shown readers that stopping a person from a certain race to engage in an activity would is racist and that it is possible for people with different skin colors to have the same or similar ethnicity, I should have used more examples to back up my argument and showed how black musicians had made a break through in “white genres” such as country, heavy metal or even rock. It would have helped me argue that people should be able to express themselves in what ever genre, despite their ethnicity, I like that I used the Beastie Boys and Eminem to show how white artist broke the hip hop barrier against rap artist. It would have been better to inform the artists that these white musicians have broken the barrier and made way for new white hip hop artists to portray their music and share it with the hip-hop community, To show readers that there are still white hip-hop artists in the industry and they are able make hip-hop music and face less racist criticism than 30 years ago and to be welcome into it by other black artists.

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