Are the UK's MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) awards racist?

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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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I just thought I'd give this up to ATS as I always feel uneasy when the MOBOs come around.

Or am I just being silly? I just feel that in this day and age, to have an award that is only open to music of 'black' origin is a step in the wrong direction.


The Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, established in 1995 by Kanya King MBE and Andy Ruffell, are held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any race or nationality performing black music.

For the first time, the 2009 awards will be held in the City of Glasgow in Scotland. It has been held in London since its launch in 1995.


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Okay, so the performers don't have to be black, but the music does.

Imagine a MOWO (Music of White Origin) awards? I know, it would be seriously rubbish but you get the point.

Any thoughts?



CX

posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:13 PM
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No major thoughts as such, i think think most of the music industry these days is so far up it's own backside, it's offputting to even watch these shows.

I do wonder what would be said if a "Music of white origin" show was aired?

CX.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:30 PM
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Yes i think that they are extremely racist. For one if me being a white person wanted to do anything like that at all i would be a racist. So it is not fair that blacks can have it.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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yes it is totally racisist does one remember when that black american guy who calles himself puff daddy told only black people must stand up at the mobo's





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