The Black Guy at the Country Bar

Black artists are challenging country music’s racism.

Jeffrey Kass
Equality Includes You
4 min readMar 21, 2024

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Banjo player in the country band
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One of last year’s top country hits was laced with blatant racism.

Country music star Jason Aldean’s sarcastically titled song, “Try That In A Small Town,” was originally accompanied by a video filmed in front of a courthouse where a Black teen was lynched in 1927 and included snippets from…

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Jeffrey Kass
Equality Includes You

A Medium Top Writer on Racism, Diversity, Education, History and Parenting | Speaker | Award-Winning Author | Latest Book: Black Batwoman V. White Jesus | Dad