Rita Ora

Rita Ora


The American online magazine Weekly Entertainment have categorised British Albanian pop diva as a “non-white” artist.

The article, actually was about BBC’s Radio Station, 1Xtra, that have been accused on online debates, “that predominantly feature white artists in a genre of music created by black artists.”

Rita’s ‘non-white’ racial profiling, although it seems unintentional, shows the author’s ignorance or misinformation when it comes to Albanians’ European heritage, and it has sparked a heated debate within British Albanian community in Facebook about different terms used in racial profiling of ethnic groups.

Source:
http://music-mix.ew.com/2014/07/14/bbc-radio-names-ed-sheeran-most-important-singer-of-black-music-faces-backlash/