[JPL] Black vs White
eric-jackson at comcast.net
Wed Nov 8 10:57:25 EST 2006
On Tuesday 07 November 2006 16:27, Dr. Jazz wrote:
> I received an email today from someone in our industry that really pissed
> me off.
> The person asked if one of my client labels "...EVER record any non-white
That seems like a valid question to me if the label has been around for awhile
and has recorded a number of different artists.
> To say I was taken a back would be an understatement indeed! I replied
> that up to to the point of receiving the email in question, in the 27 years
> in this business, the question never entered my mind. The reply I received
> "...Yes, and unfortunately that's the historic position white folks have
> taken... "You" never see such disparities unless "we" point them out."
Some years ago every one at WGBH was required to attend a two day sensitivity
session. The sessions lasted for about a week and everyone was required to
attend 2 days. The station even arranged subs for me so that I could attend.
One of the things I remember from the sessions was the idea that the dominant
culture often doesn't see the problems other groups are having. "What
problem?" Men didn't see the problem with the treatment of women in this
country until women started pointing out that they wanted to do more and they
were able to do more than have babies and clean house. So in one sense, I
think that remark agrees with what I learned in that sensitivity session.
8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
> Your thoughts?
> Dr. Jazz
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