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Here’s How ‘Urban,’ A Term Plagued By Racial Stereotypes, Came To Be Used To Describe Black Musicians

TOPLINE Major record labels, radio stations, and even the Grammys are now distancing themselves from the category “urban” amid calls for racial equality in the U.S., signaling the downfall of an industry term that has been used to reinforce stereotypes and marginalize black musicians for decades. NEW YORK – CIRCA 1977: WBLS Program Director Frankie…

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