Will the mix of chocolate and vanilla satisfy everyone? Will it satisfy the chocolate fans even though it isn't full chocolate but they can still relate to it. Or will it satisfy the vanilla fans who aren't use to that extra chocolate mixed in but will accept it due to the resemblance to their usual vanilla? In the early 1900's, the mentality of people were as so, between the controversial issue of race in America. Black and White America in the early 1900's were very much different from each other, bot culturally and economically. So one could imagine that the mixing of the two was a heated debate between the two parties. It was seen as almost insulting to people both black and white if a person was of mixed race. They were often looked down upon. In the late 1800's, around 1850 and on to 1890, there was a huge increase in the number of mulatto people in the USA. "The distribution of the mulatto race, at all times for which the facts are known has been in general accord with the ratio of the races." The reason for their discrimination against them was the fact that white people in this time tended to accent on the fact that they were still black and black people accented that they were not "real black" people. They were often referred to as mulatto, a word used to denote someone with a white parent and a black parent. As time progressed, the entertainment business was becoming more and more prominent in the early 1900's, many African Americans become the driving forces in the industry. However, white audiences has strong feeling about why their children shouldn't be listening to "these black people sing. In 1959, one of the most impacting historical monuments were built and housed the studios that many of our legendary icons today. It was Barry Gordy's, Hitzville USA better known as Motown records. This music took a while to earn its respect but eventually became one of the most historical events musically.
The chocolate and vanilla swirl in the entertainment industry may have been some people's only way of accepting African American music. It seemed as though the white audiences accepted people black people who were of a lighter complexion or resembled closely to them. So these lighter skinned black people and even the "Mulatto" people were better accepted in the music industry. It was the reason for some African American a
rtists' success. For example of this was the American born, singer, dancer, and actress Josephine Baker. Josephine's light skin played a major part in her success in this time. There was still a struggle for Black equality in this time period so a black woman being in a motion picture was a major accomplishment. Being coined with the names "Creole Goddess" and even the "Black pearl" and being referred to as beautiful at this time by a white audience was very rare and one could credit that to her resemblance to them with her lighter complexion. This is not to shadow Josephine Baker's talent at all. All of her acco
mplishments were very influential to many artists today such as Estelle and Beyonce.
The evolution of African American in the entertainment industry has grown significantly over the years. The success of Black entertainment is on a rise and has yet to reach its peak. Even the deviation from the whole light skinned vs dark skinned idea has waned. The time period his changed completely and it is a whole new splurge of thinking and ways to create music and brand new ways of thinking. I believe i will call it a new renaissance for music. Making music a piece of cake!!