For some reason, they live by acknowledgement and validation. When things don't go towards their favor, it's already a crime and that they are judged and discriminated upon which is why they make a big deal out of losing. When they win, they act like it was already supposed to be given to them way back and that the acknowledgement of their 'greatness' came late.clh_hilary wrote:There have been lots of people claiming that Grammy is institutionally racist, despite people like Beyonce and Kanye West and Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones and Stewie Wonder being some of the biggest winners (even Obama has a Grammy).
They often point to the supposedly lack of black winners in the most prestigious Album of the Year category, without actually taking into account of facts.
Is racism only possible against black acts? With 13 black winners, black people are actually OVERrepresented in Album of the Year:
There have been 60 Albums of the Year. 1 was a compilation so for all intents and purposes shouldn't even be counted here, but still, 13 black winners is 21.67%. How many black people are there in the US? Not even 13%!
There's close to 6% Asians. 1.5 winners = 2.5%.
More than 17% of the USA are Latino. 3 winners = 5%.
Who's actually the underrepresented group?
They have the same statements against the Grammys every year but they are the first ones to anticipate the announcement of nominations and they are always in complete attendance at the Grammys every single time.