How tragic that such views are taken to the neglect of other traditions, such as the Gospel and Spirituals. Not only do such views neglect these other traditions, but they communicate (quite condescendingly) that these other traditions are inferior – and even invalid.
How tragic for me that I accepted and held such views until only a few years ago. In my sin, I not only believed my music was superior, but I believed the worship music of other cultures was inferior. In the case of my views toward the must of the Black Church, such views cannot be adequately described without using the uncomfortable but necessary language of racism and White Supremacy.