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From Bob Marley to Beyonce, check out the singers who took on racism through music

From Bob Marley to Beyonce, check out the singers who took on racism through music

From Bob Marley to Beyonce, check out the singers who took on racism through music
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By CNBCTV18.com Jun 5, 2020 5:03:40 PM IST (Published)

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Music has always been used by the oppressed to express their frustration against the existing system. For years, western music has highlighted social injustice meted out against the black population in the US. Even as massive protests continue across America following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer, we bring to you some of the popular songs that attempted to address the issue of racism.

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Music has always been used by the oppressed to express their frustration against the existing system. For years, western music has highlighted social injustice meted out against the black population in the US. Even as massive protests continue across America following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer, we bring to you some of the popular songs that attempted to address the issue of racism.(Image: Reuters)

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'This Is America' by Donald McKinley Glover Jr. aka Childish Gambino. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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'Formation' by Beyonce. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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'Redemption Song' by Bob Marley and The Wailers. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' by Gil Scott Heron. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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'Fight The Power' by Public Enemy. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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'The Story Of OJ' by Jay Z. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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'Black Rage' by Lauryn Hill. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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'The Blacker The Berry' by Kendrick Lamar. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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'The Power of Equality' by Red Hot Chili Peppers. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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‘Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey’ by Sly and The Family Stone. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

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