Zinar, Ruth. “Racial Bigotry and Stereotypes in Music Books Recommended for Use by Children,” The Black Perspective in Music 3, no. 1 (1975): 33-39.
This article is a study of music history books that have been recommended for use by children. The collection of books reveals many examples of racial bigotry, tokenism, and stereotypes directed against African Americans, Chinese, and other non-Western European people. Only a few texts provide a suitable source of information on the music of minority groups in America. Those responsible for recommending music history books for children should give careful consideration to the presence of racial bias in instructional material. (Author’s abstract)