First off let me start by saying I applaud Spotify and others for removing hateful content that encourages killing people based on their culture, ethnicity, or lifestyle.
It should be easy to condemn White supremacy and it does make you wonder how the music got on there in the first place.
At the same time you do have to ask, “How true is Spotify going to stick to their own criteria?”
If we’re going to be honest, there are a whole host of popular songs that incite violence against a particular race of people not only from other races, but from the SAME race of people.
Myself being African American, I can attest to this. Obviously, I can’t speak to the feelings of every person, but we have to take a sincere look at Hip-Hop, EDM, Country, Pop, and Trap music to name a few.
Do all these genres talk about killing? No, but they all have their faults.
It doesn’t even go as far that I wish Spotify would censor the uploads or take every objectively hateful song down. I just truly wish we were smart enough not to listen to it.