Surprising no one, white man beats black woman to become final ‘American Idol’ winner

April 8, 2016 6:15 AM

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Surprising no one, white man beats black woman to become final ‘American Idol’ winner

Less than two months after the curtain went down on #OscarsSoWhite — at least until 2017 — it seems that “American Idol” may be too white as well. Or, more specifically, too deferential to “generic” white guys, often wielding guitars.

This was the consensus on social media after Trent Harmon, a self-described white “dude from Mississippi,” defeated La’Porsha Renae, a black single mother from the same state. Renae, citing first “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson, said “a woman started it and a woman’s goin’ finish it.”

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