The 2016 Grammys: An Exercise in Whiteness
Posted on February 16, 2016
During the 2016 Grammys, there was a concerted effort to center whiteness at all costs, further proving that the awards are worth less than their gold-plating.
We’ve been accused of being racists and race baiters a million times. But we’re not looking to point out the racial aspects of everything. They are just so unavoidable that we would be dishonest if we didn’t say something.
What’s funny about the Grammys is that it suffers a problem completely opposite of what the Oscars do. The Oscars are known for awarding based upon their own elitist standards and not by mass popularity whereas the Grammys are far more prone to award the commercially successful instead of the best examples of artistic expression. How else do you explain Taylor Swift taking home the most trophies, despite Kendrick Lamar leading the number of nominations? (HINT: it’s not talent, depth, or musicality)