Last night I was catching up on the blind auditions of The Voice USA on YouTube. A guy came on to sing and he was quite exceptional. I had no preconceived ideas about this guy besides him giving me goosebumps.
I don't like it when they say, "Tell us a bit about your story", because it usually means they're about to tell you something that's going to bias your view of the artist. In this case the guy was originally from Zimbabwe, his parents are travelling ministers, and he grew up singing in the church. While he was explaining his background Christina blurted out, "Wow, you're well spoken"... well spoken?!
Why, if someone comes from Africa is it a surprise that they're well spoken. Although, if he was white she probably wouldn't have said that. She'd probably be wandering why he wasn't black! What was she expecting from a young Zimbabwean who has grown up in America? A Chinese accent? Bloody hell.
It's not racism. It's just a tiny world view. And that's impressive coming from an artist who's been to almost every major city in the world touring. Rant over.