Politics In America Essay

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The social and political system in the United States of America is unquestionably revolved around white supremacy. Many have attempted to make a change but none have seemed to have done it quite like Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. The pop icon released the album, Lemonade, in which she not only sings, but visually shows themes of different social issues including racism. We hear her points in songs like “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and see the visuals during “Love Drought and “Forward” and it automatically develop emotions and views in oneself similar to Beyoncés. It is clear that the artists point was to spread a political message to show the realities of racism and effects on black women present in the world; and with her presentation and the help of her creative team, it was done exceptionally. After Beyoncé’s notable Super Bowl…show more content…
The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” By using this in the album, a message is sent to everyone out there to be mindful and look around them. When we open our ears to this, we see the struggles of a black woman. Listeners automatically become intrigued and feel the need to investigate and listen to the speech as a whole. It creates a sense of authority and adds to the theme flawlessly. Visually, the album is spectacular. There are connections and hidden meanings all throughout the entirety of the album. Specifically, during the song, “Love Drought”, we see Beyoncé lead a group of black women who raise their hands in unison. We also see Knowles-Carter tied up with a rope, forcing her body away from it. Many view these specific scenes as an act of defiance towards slavery. It shows the most neglected persons in America coming together and showing that they are fierce and
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