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Why Black Americans are not into metal (and rock) music?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Texas King, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Texas King

    Texas King New Metal Member

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    In your opinion, what is the main reason why Black Americans (not all, but the vast majority) don't care for metal and rock music in general? Is it something cultural or what? Rock and metal public is predominantly white, but these music styles are also popular among Hispanic Americans.

    When I watched the Metallica concert in Philadelphia (WorldWired Tour) on Youtube I barely noticed any Blacks among the large crowd in the stadium, although the black population is bigger than white in that big American city.
     
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    Inadequate funding for inner-city schools and no father figure to look up to at home
     
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    CiG Infrared Horizon

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    Culturally it's often viewed as "acting white" and this keeps black kids from getting into many things, metal included. This mentality even exists here among aboriginals.
     
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    Any music you're not used to or haven't grown up with is gonna be an acquired taste. They're far more likely to spend their time on the music made & listened to by their peers and elders, rather than putting effort in to try and get into something they don't have any connection to. Especially when they're gonna get laughed at for "acting white" like CiG says.
     
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    I'm not really convinced by the premise anyways. Always see at least a couple black dudes at thrash shows, to say nothing of the dozens of prominent black musicians within metal.
     
  6. Texas King

    Texas King New Metal Member

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    Aren't Black Americans (in Philadelphia, for example) exposed to classic rock and metal music via FM radio stations as much as white people?
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    I’m not sure why Bloopy, who lives on the other side of the world, would know that information.

    but no, they aren’t. Young whites aren’t exposed that much either here. Teenagers have a fading idea of who Ozzy is at this point.

    In the US, metal has a “weird white guy” stigma that doesn’t exist as much in other places. As keeps being said, African Americans are against “acting white” and tend to avoid things perceived as such
     
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    What does mean "acting white"?
     
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    I don't know if it's anything like here, but we basically have one major rock radio station that ever plays metal, and that means radio-friendly nu metal or Metallica singles. Our so-called classic rock station isn't that any more, only playing the biggest bands or 90s stuff now. It's hard to imagine anyone getting into metal that way, if anyone even listens to the radio any more.

    There's more racial integration here and a reasonable amount of non-white metalheads. So I'd say the racial segregation in the US is a big factor.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    There's some amount of integration here. Spanish speakers will straight up stab you in your guts for metal.
     
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    :rolleyes: what a ridiculous statement on so many levels.
     
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    man we have a HUUUGE amount of hispanics out here that listen to metal. Some of the most hardcore thrashers i know are Mexican.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    100% Mexicans and south americans are some thrashing motherfuckers. Even here El Salvadorans are straight up fuckin headbangers.
     
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    yea for sure, and a lot of the younger thrash bands from out here have mexicans members. Exmortus, Witchaven, Fueled By Fire, Warbringer etc.

    And i think this would be a good place to post these ...
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    So you're saying people who tend to live and hang out together aren't more likely to get into some of the same music?
     
  18. TechnicalBarbarity

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    what i'm saying is that your ridiculous MSNBC statement of "the racial segregation in the US is a big factor" was pretty damn ridiculous.
     
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    Mexico and South America will still be producing 80's metal 100 years from now like nothing has changed.
     
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    :kickass:
     
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