Do white music artist steal black artist music?

Yes, I asked the question, do some white music artist steal music from black artist, without giving them the credit? One thing came to bear, when singer Sam Smith, with a friend, made the statement that he didn’t like Michael Jackson, but one of his songs(Smith’s) sounded a lot like Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’ in his James Bond movie.
I personally love Sam Smith’s music, but he needs to be careful what he says on camera, especially concerning a music legend like Michael Jackson. Below, are just a few links to support the claim that blacks have been treated with little respect, concerning their music, and many white artist have benefited from it.