For decades, popular music has been the voice of social consciousness. From Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” to Band-Aid’s “Don’t They Know It’s Christmas?” and Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots),” artists and their music have brought national attention to social problems, such as war, poverty, and wrongful death.
With that in mind, please do the following:
Watch R&B artist Miguel’s music video, “Candles in the Sun” and start a new thread in the discussion forum that:
Identifies one of the social problems the artist speaks to either directly or indirectly through his lyrics or visuals.
Discusses this identified social problem’s impact on American culture. 150 word minimum.