There were many things that I was not aware of before reading this article. I was not aware that American Folk music in particular did come for African-Americans while enslaved. Like many genres of music that people of African descent have created, white people have taken it and called it their own. The claiming of folk music by white people can be compared to white people claiming country music today. For example, a young queer African-American man came up with a country song that was top of the country charts. It was taken down and not acknowledged as a country because of his race. I can see the similarity of this situation with current issues with the whitening of folk music. I think that article was great, informative and eye-opening.