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High School Choirs Not Allowed To Perform Because Of Too Many White Students

August 21, 2012 by  

High School Choirs Not Allowed To Perform Because Of Too Many White Students
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Two choirs in Georgia will not get to perform at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra because they are not racially diverse enough.

Two high school choirs in Georgia will miss out on an opportunity to perform at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra because it was decided that they are not racially diverse enough. The choruses of Walton High School and Lassiter High School will have to sit on the sidelines.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Stanley Romanstein offered an explanation: “We want the stages of the Atlanta Symphony, whether here, Verizon (Wireless Amphitheatre), or Chastain Park to reflect the diversity of Atlanta.”

Romanstein called opposing viewpoints “an interesting misunderstanding.”

“There are at least 12 very talented high school choirs in Atlanta,” he said. “We gave Lassiter and Walton choirs an opportunity to perform for four consecutive years, and they were marvelous. We think it’s time to give other Atlanta high school choirs, who are very skilled and deserving, their chance to perform with the ASO as well.”

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    THIS IS A SILLY AND UNINFORMED ARTICLE.

    I GRADUATED FROM S. Watkins Overton School of Creative and Performing Arts IN MEMPHIS (1983). I WAS A VOCAL MUSIC SPECIALIST AND A MEMBER OF Madrigals – A SMALL-VOCAL ENSEMBLE SPECIALIZING IN CHAMBER MUSIC OF THE FRENCH, ENGLISH AND CATHOLIC RENAISSANCE. OUR MUSIC ENSEMBLES PERFORMED IN NICE, FRANCE AND HAWAII.

    ALTHOUGH MY HIGH-SCHOOL ENSEMBLES CONSISTED OF CAUCASIAN AND NEGRO SINGERS [Overton is an optional school for fine arts], President Stanley Romanstein SEEMS TO KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT MINORITY REPRESENTATION IN WESTERN-ART MUSIC. AS AN UNDERGRADUATE AT, Arkansas State University, THERE WERE ONLY THREE NEGRO-MUSIC MAJORS [INCLUDING MYSELF]. AS A GRADUATE STUDENT AT, University of Central Arkansas, I WAS THE ONLY NEGRO GRADUATE STUDENT IN MUSIC [AND, ONE OF A FEW NEGRO GRADUATE-TEACHING ASSISTANTS ON THE ENTIRE CAMPUS].

    BY FAR, SOUTHEAST ASIANS [Orientals] ARE THE MOST POPULOUS MINORITY IN ART MUSIC. MOST NEGRO SINGERS WHO MAJOR IN ART MUSIC IN COLLEGE DO SO BECAUSE MOST INSTITUTIONS DO NOT OFFER DEGREES IN COMMERCIAL MUSIC. AFTER GRADUATION, THESE NEGROES USUALLY TEACH VOCAL MUSIC IN INNER-CITY SCHOOLS; ON RARER OCCASIONS, SOME ARE ABLE TO OBTAIN RECORDING CONTRACTS IN COMMERCIAL MUSIC.

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra SEEMS TO THINK MUSIC ENSEMBLES SHOULD BE DIVERSE BECAUSE ATLANTA IS DIVERSE. IN INNER-CITY SCHOOLS, NEGRO GOSPEL CHOIRS ARE THE MOST COMMON – WITH THE EXCEPTION OF STATE-WIDE HONORS-CHOIRS, MOST OF THESE NEGRO STUDENTS ARE NOT EXPOSED TO ART MUSIC. OVERWHELMINGLY, CAUCASIANS ARE THE SUPPORTERS OF ART MUSIC.

    • Robert Smith

      I think this is the relevant factor: “There are at least 12 very talented high school choirs in Atlanta,” he said. “We gave Lassiter and Walton choirs an opportunity to perform for four consecutive years, and they were marvelous. We think it’s time to give other Atlanta high school choirs, who are very skilled and deserving, their chance to perform with the ASO as well.”

      Why should one school have all the fun, notwithstanding the racism?

      Rob

      • James McLean

        sence when is the right to perform based on whats “fair”jnstead of who is more talented

      • Randy G

        The BIG question is ” When are the ‘choosers’ going to join The Human Race?

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Robert Smith,”

        President Romanstein SEEMS TO THINK SUPPLY MATCHES HIS DEMAND.

        AFTER ALL OF THE “BLUE-HAIRED LADIES” ARE DEAD – THE “TRUE” SUPPORTERS OF FINE ARTS – I DOUBT ART-MUSIC EDUCATION WILL BE ABLE TO SURVIVE. ART MUSIC CURRICULA CONTINUES TO INCREASE FOCUS ON ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND JAZZ – YOUNG PEOPLE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN ART MUSIC. PEOPLE OF COLOR – ESPECIALLY, HISPANICS AND NEGROES – CONSIDER ART-MUSIC STUDY AS A “STEPPING-STONE” FOR LEARNING PERFORMANCE-TECHNIQUE; AFTER “DRAINING-OUT” ALL OF THE “GOODIES,” THEY UTILIZE THEIR NEWLY-ACQUIRED EXPERTISE FOR COMMERCIAL MUSIC.

      • auhunter

        Why not let them all perform, instead of cutting it down to just two schools. It’s not a competition it’s a concert, so let them all perform so everyone enjoys it and the diversity of the music.

      • http://naver samurai

        Why should race even matter at all? You’re not entitled to anything you don’t earn. If these high school choirs earned a spot in this concert, then let them sing. Skin tone is a side issue and has no bearing on their abilities. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

    • Brian Seidler

      Why don’t they have a blind contest to see who is the best and who gets to perform?

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Brian Seidler,”

        IT IS NOT ABOUT WHO IS BEST. URBAN SYMPHONIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SUFFERING, FINANCIALLY. BY HAVING RACIALLY-DIVERSE CHOIRS, President Romanstein BELIEVES HE CAN “TAP-INTO” ALL OF THAT NEWLY-ACQUIRED MONEY EARNED BY THE GROWING NEGRO MIDDLE-/UPPER CLASSES.

        WHEN NEGROES ACQUIRE MONEY, THEY BEGIN TO “DABBLE” IN CULTURE – ART MUSEUMS, THEATRE, ETC. FOR SEVERAL YEARS, ATLANTA HAS BEEN CONSIDERED THE “MECCA” FOR “PROGRESSIVE” NEGROES.

  • OOOOPPert EEEEpert

    When are we going to get over this whole silly racial BS, and stop trying to force it ??????

  • A MINORITY

    Whites are now treated as the minority and are being discimated against. This is ridiculous.

    • sam1966

      It is called reverse discrimination. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

      • http://www.patriots-heart.com Bill Willis

        There is no “reverse discrimination.” Discrimination is discrimination. Racism is racism. This is a blatant display of racism. Pure and simple.

    • http://yahoo bob peters

      the reason is because you white peckerwoods are yellow!

  • Jurgy

    guess they’ll have to bring in a few “ringers” to meet the required diversification ratio

  • Tom Cook

    OOPEEP, I am absolutely with you as I think most people are. Mr. Horton has very clearly shown us the reality, but the politically correct are demented and have little cerebral capacity to work with and their fixed-ideas about all of their cliches: diversity, multi-culti, affirmative action, and the rest of their bogus agendas continue to fuel the racism which in this day is mainly expressed in the black population. Whites have for the most part matured–blacks definitely have not–listen to the Reverand James David Manning, a voice of reason.

  • rotor700

    We need to go back and repeal all the civil rights laws that were passed in the sixties, before it pulls us under for good. The only good these laws have done, is created a place for nitwit lawyers .

  • WilliamWallace

    Do you see what I see?
    Truth is an offense
    Your silenced for your confidence

    Do you hear what I hear?
    Doors are slamming shut
    Limit your imagination
    Keep you where they must

    Do you feel what I feel?
    Bittering distress
    Who decides what you express?

    Doesnt matter what you see
    Or into it what you read
    You can do it your own way
    If it’s done just how I say

    Independence limited
    Freedom of choice is made for you my friend
    Freedom of speech in words that they will bend
    Freedom, with their exception!

    -Metallica
    “Eye of the Beholder”

    • Ken H.

      Excellent quote don’t you love that music is use to reply to a story about music and political correctness in

      • WilliamWallace

        The album that song was released on is called “…And Justice For All”. The entire album is full of lyrics that are prophetic to our nation’s present state of Big Government PC madness. Check it out.

        James Hetfield, the leader singer and primary song writer for Metallica is a bonafide conservative/libetarian too!

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “WilliamWallace,”

        THAT IS THE ONLY Metallica CD I like; “One,” IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE HEAVY-METAL TUNES. MANY YEARS AGO, I PURCHASED THE “One” MUSIC VIDEO ON VIDEOCASSETTE. I “WORE IT OUT!”

  • JimH

    So what is it? You want to give the other schools a chance, or your choir wasn’t diversified enough?
    Why would you betray your own students to “give the other schools a chance? that’s wrong, you work for Walton and Lasiter High Schools, not the other ones.
    Not enough diversity, you work with the students that are avalable that can sing. I doubt anyone would not show up if there weren’t enough white singers.
    Want to try again,only without trying to insult our inteigence this time.

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com GILLYSROOMS IN AUSTRALIA

    What a load of nonscense and who comes up with these directions.? I believe it’s time that whites start to claim being discriminated against as we have now become a minority group and percecuted because we are white and not permitted to congregate in choirs now?

    • Shorty

      All you “whiteys” should vote with your pocketbook, and boycott this Orchestral performance. See who has the last laugh then. How many blacks do you think attend an event like this?

    • THG

      You are so right , and had the shoe been on the other foot . Jessie , Al and that whole racist bunch would have been in Atlanta raising all kinds of H$(( .

  • SSMcDonald

    Stanley Romanstain is just another do-gooder bigot. “Diversity” in Atlanta is an oxymoron!

  • FreedomFighter

    “High School Choirs Not Allowed To Perform Because Of Too Many White Students”

    Descrimination hands down, lawsuite time. Time to fight the good fight.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • WILDFIRE

      Who do you think is going to support the lawsuit? Do you think the ACLU or the NAACP or even Sharpton or jackson or Maxine Waters or Holder will come running to support the “Too White Choir”? Lawsuits of this nature would be thrown out, it only works when it is reverse discrimination and it is “Blacks” that are being discriminated upon.

      Whites have no right or laws to protect them from discrimination.

      • Average Joe

        WILDFIRE ,

        Of course we can’t expect any help from Sharpton, Jackson Waters or Holder, because they all have thier own jobs to do…in regards to racsism:
        Sharpton’s job is to “stoke the fires”.
        Jackson’s job is to “Stir the pot”.
        Water’s job is to “Season and taste”.
        Holder’s job is to “make sure that we eat it all” whether we like it or not.
        So, of course they just don’t have the time to help…..
        Just an observation.

        Best Wishes,
        AJ

      • sam1966

        They can always called the American Center for Law and Justice. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.birdwell.71 Robert Birdwell

    This is just one more example of the logical consequence of malignant Marxism.

    The hallmarks of “Diversity” and “Multiculturalism” is the simple fact they were both instituted by malignant Marxists to divide and foment jealousy and hatred among groups of people by falsely claiming what is patently ugly and wrong is done out of a desire to be fair.

    That’s like killing someone for their own good.

    One of the pre-Columbian civilizations, I think it was the Mayans, played a game like basketball in a large square pit. The winning team was put to death as a gift to their gods.

    Is it any wonder that civilization disappeared off the face of the earth?

    At no time in American history have we been as divided as we are now and it’s getting worse and infinitely more violent. Again, the Marxist fraud of punishing good equals justice.

    Apparently the concept of “diversity” and “multiculturalism” is known to be a destructive concept that doesn’t work in the real world of the science of ecology, but will work if only the Marxists are allowed to rule. What an utter fraud.

    As an example, when people enter Washington state there is a brand new sign warning that the transport or introduction of “invasive aquatic species is prohibited.”

    The ponds, streams, lakes and rivers of Washington state have a very well established and symbiotic “culture” that is in balance and very successful.

    The idea that some evil or ignorant person would introduce a malignant invasive foreign species that would destroy the balance that has evolved over vast periods of time is truly scary.

    If the introduction of foreign and invasive plants and aquatic life will destroy the local ecological balance, the deliberate injection of malignant, destructive, invasive, and parasitic Marxism will do the same to highly advanced and successful human civilizations, like ours.

  • Rick

    The “racial quota” factor claims another victim and excellence be da**ed!

  • Jon

    I’d like to know how many choirs were barred because they did not have enough white singers to be proportional.

  • Glynn Finley

    http://www.atlsymphonymusicians.com/1/post/2012/08/atlanta-symphony-musicians-offer-to-perform-for-free-with-choral-groups.html

    Atlanta patrons need to read this article in order to validate that the musicians of the Atlanta Symphony are the ones willing to compensate for the sub-standard performance of management within the Atlanta Symphony. Upper management seems to be unwilling to accept a responsibility for mis-management, be it financial, structural or in the arena of public relations. If it were not for the musicians, the musical and cultural opportunities available for the patrons of Atlanta would not exist. These musicians have consistently demonstrated their personal/professional commitment to culture and the “Fine Arts” as well as their commitment to the city of Atlanta by their training (from early childhood), quality of performance, public relations and continued willingness to compromise. The only professional/personal commitment management has demonstrated is their completion of a degree in business management while demonizing the musicians at the expense of the city of Atlanta, its patrons and the benefactors it has a responsibility to serve.

  • Rogue Elephant

    Might we know the diversity of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra itself?

  • http://att.net Mary

    Why white people are discriminated against now? Why white People are losing their rights? Where are leaders who can protect our rights? Soon, government will tell to white people that they must live in diverse bad neighborhoods.

    • WILDFIRE

      HUD has been doing that now for several years. Bringing low class trash into middle and upper class neighborhoods

      • Larry K.

        my one whole milk route consisted of blacks and all most all of them were wonderful people.
        I had coffee every morning with some of them even lunch sometimes. I was never in fear nor did i ever worry about getting robbed. I was “their milkman”

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Larry K,”

        YOUR STORY IS QUITE COMMON. AS A CHILD, I REMEMBER OLDER NEGROES ALWAYS SPEAKING OF “their milkman” WITH LOVE AND AFFECTION.

  • Maryann Hood

    I’ve heard ‘stupidity’ but this takes the cake! So, the stupid powers that be make the decison to keep a perfectly capable choir from performing because the blacks don’t join in and make it ‘equal’. Who the foo cares! IF you have a group of students that have worked their butts off and have earned the right to perform it doesn’t make any difference if whitely or blackie is represented equally in numbers! I have a suggestion – take this ‘decision maker’ with the warped sense of justice and ride him out of town on a rail, tarred and feathered just like in the old days! He is doing a great injustice to those students and creating racism everytime he opens his mouth! I don’t give a toot if you have one purple kid and 7 yellow ones – it’s the end result that counts – IF they can do the job! IF THEY CAN THEN THEY HAVE EARNED THE RIGHT TO ‘DO THEIR THING’ – take this loser birdbrain out and get rid of him NOW! This is only the tip of the iceberg! He must be black is the only observation I can see!

    • WILDFIRE

      If he is not black, then he is married to a black or fathered a black child. There is no other explanation to eliminate Choirs that have worked as hard or harder to earn the right to perform with simply the fact that no blacks are participating in that particular choir so they are discarded and all the hard work they have spent months and years working toward is no not.

      Sounds a bit like if the White choirs take the stage, they end up “stealing the stage” because the other choirs cannot compete with the same magnitude of excellence. If you want to be the best at anything, you have to compete against the best. “Give others a chance” by eliminating the better.

      That is like saying: Usain Bolt and Blake should be eliminated to give Tyson Gay a chance. Though they are all black in this example, you have to eliminate the better qualified in order to give the lesser qualified a chance.

      That is SOP (standard operating procedure) in todays education system. Instead of raising the bar to motive people to aspire and work harder, we lower the bar so more “have a chance”. You don’t have to look very far for that fact. Since our worldwide standing on English, math and science has fallen to embarrassing lows ( US ranked in the 20′s with Math. 15th with English and 17th in science). Nationwide in order for schools to get special grants and various government funding they have to rate at higher levels. Since the teachers are unable to motive and educate the youth and get them at above average levels of pass/fail. They lower the grading scale in order to achieve a higher passing rate so their school district gets funding. That is not the answer to motivate youth to aspire and rise up to a challenge. The root cause is public education system and unqualified educators that cannot do their jobs. The children suffer and in the long run this nation suffers because this nation gets dumber every generation due to the lack of ability of the educators to properly educate the students.

      There is of course some educators out there that are capable and qualified and want to teach students to the best of their ability, but there are other forces such as the liberals and extremists and mu slims that force or restrict educators from properly educating the youth. rather they want to eliminate or rewrite history events into fairy tale fiction stories instead of fact. They want to put more emphasis on sexual promiscuity instead of concentrating on Math, Science and English. Homosexuality and islamic rule of law seems to be more important in our public schools and things like Math Science and English are electives.

  • steve

    bigotry is bigotry, no matter what kind of spin is put on it. there is seldom enough info presented, concise & to the point, in the majority of the statements made about any situation. it doesn’t matter if your left wing, right wing, or no wing, we are mislead to the point of dispair !!! if the two schools mentioned were discriminated against because of color or ethnicity, “BIGOTS” rule & no school should sing at the event. how could that offend anyone ????

  • God of earth,air,fire and water

    This story makes as much sense as breasts on a bull…!!!!!NOT…..

  • God of earth,air,fire and water

    The need of the wealthy out number the needs of the masses..Live long and prosper.

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing Jay

    Wait a minute, don’t you have to be a racist or a neo-liberal in the first place, in order to notice that there weren’t enough black people in the choir? Yes, of course you do!!!

    Neo-liberals need to find themselves a hobby; preferably jumping off bridges!

    • Average Joe

      Jay ,

      “Neo-liberals need to find themselves a hobby; preferably jumping off bridges!”

      I thought that they already had hobbies…
      Jumping to conclusions,
      climbing on other peoples backs that they don’t agree with,
      misdirecting knowledge,
      showing thier arses,
      proclaiming superior intellect and thier obvious tolerance for diverse views….
      That certainly doesn’t leave much time for any new hobbies.

      Best Wishes,
      AJ

      • sam1966

        Well said, both you and Jay. Keep up the good fight fellow patriots. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        You need both love of country and fear of God to be a patriot.

  • JimH

    I wonder if the highschool basketball coach would decline going to state playoffs because there weren’t enough white kids on the team?

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “JimH,” F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C COMMENT!

  • Raymond Carl Hardie

    I reply to William Wallace; the quote from a music group of your generation is worded well, I am from a different generation but we had some pretty provocative songs in our time too. I am reminded of a song that was outlawed under the guise of censorship in the mid sixties, it was titled ” Hodge-Podge Strained thru a Lesley ” by John Kay and a group called Steppenwolf, it had some lyrics about the government control of free speech which went like this ” You are free to speak your mind my friend, as long as you agree with me, don’t criticize the fatherland or those who shape your destiny, cause if you do, we’ll call out all our boys in blue and they’ll find a way to silence you.” It makes me glad to hear that their are groups in this younger generation who are focused enough on freedom and individual liberty, that they are voicing through music words of insightful inspiration to ignite passion in people to standup and protest injustice and corruption by governments both here and throughout the west. Music is a great medium for speaking to an entire generation, my generation was blessed with many groups . “Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire, “Take it to the Streets” by the Doobie Brothers , ” Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival, ” War” by Edwin Starr, and many others. The lyrics of these songs incited an entire generation by making them aware of what was going on, and it united them to help bring about an end to many injustices and political misdeeds. I know that there were also some music groups who used this medium for promoting wrong ideas and lifestyles, but we can’t discount all rock and roll in my era just because of a few well meaning but misguided individuals.There are far too many good things that came out as well, and so I for one am thankful and hope that your generation will also produce some bold and creative music groups to speak through music to this day and time in which we live. Thanks for your input William.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “Raymond Carl Hardie,”

      I DO NOT KNOW YOUR AGE, SIR. Metallica’s “…And Justice For All,” WAS RELEASED ABOUT TWENTY YEARS AGO. Steppenwolf AND Metallica – TO A DEGREE – SHARE A FAN BASE.

  • Gilberto

    It is only too clear that one minority group is being pushed into the lives and minds of our youth. You can see it on television, movies, commercials and so forth. The number of that minority participation is way over its percentage as a population. Yet all the other minorities of this country are underrepresented, but there seems to be a strange silence about that. If Martians were to send their curiosity vehicle to the United States after watching movie, television, and commercial samples sent back, they would fall into the impression that America is in black and white only. Of course we all here in America definitely know that is not the case. I say television and movies because that is what the youth is most exposed to. This is not what freedom means! Freedom means that everyone gets an opportunity to compete and the most talented, skilled, and dedicated get the price without the government interfering, enticing with cheap loans or free grants, or any other benefits to entice the selection of a lesser participant. If only one minority group excels at basketball then by all means they should be selected, but they are selected because they are the best. Since now a day’s white can be considered another minority, if that minority excels at something else than they should be selected. If a combination of minorities does the best job, they get the price. But trying to force one minority into the throats of everyone else is kind of hard to swallow.

  • http://www.larry2nuts.com Larry L. Edwards

    Maybe, just maybe, Black people don’t know how to sing. Remember, it took many, many years for them to learn professional sports and they’re still not as good as Whites..
    Could it be that Black people have a stunted development and the only thing they can do good naturally is to be in the service to White people.
    Oh, by the way – I’m Black; but since I’m dealing with an idiot article, let’s keep it consistent.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      YOU HAD “ME GOING” FOR A MINUTE.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Charles Roelant

    Hooray, More of the liberal agenda’s participation trophies philosophy. Wouldn’t it be terrible if a school excelled 10 or 20 years straight. Sounds downright unAmerican!

  • Jan

    This has gone beyond the absurd. Beyond political correctness. Beyond insanity. Let the kids enjoy their youth and sing their hearts out. God!!!!

  • George

    Is this democrat speak for fair share?

  • Rick

    Drag the people that made this decision out by their heels ad string them up by their genitals hopefully before theycan pass on that stupid gene to another generation.

  • http://gravatar.com/dalene44 Justin57

    I’ve found it interesting that commercials seem to feature Blacks in suits as authority figures while White men are generally the sloppy dressed clowns.

  • Christine Ostopoff

    In the olympics, it’s “may the best man win”………………”MAN”………..”NOT” COLOR! And so it should be everywhere else in life. You work hard for it, you excel at it, then you deserve it……….case closed. I wish people would all start to be born one color so we don’t have to hear about color crap anymore because it’s getting to be so annoyingly tiresome.

  • my 2¢ worth

    “The choruses of Walton High School and Lassiter High School will have to sit on the sidelines.”

    Damned if I’d sit on the sidelines.. I’d have more important things to do (with my white AND black friends) than go to a controlled where to do. What would you call that? Maybe discrimination of a different color?

  • Don B

    The following is a quote from an article in a local Atlanta newspaper. According to the census bureau blacks make up 13.1% of the population, so if Ms. Sanders would furnish the figures, which I don’t understand why it would be a big secret, they could very well be within the average.

    Meanwhile, we also asked about the racial diversity of the ASO itself. A 2008 study by the League of American Orchestras found that 87% of musicians in U.S. symphonies are white. But Melissa A.E. Sanders, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s senior director of communications, wrote, “It is against our policy to share the race and/or ethnicity of our musicians, so I am unable to share that information.”

  • Maxine

    Wake up people why should these children be penalized because we are so self serving we cannot allow our children to participate in something like this. This beautiful country of ours is slipping away right before our eyes -

  • bakerjohn

    How ridiculous, I’s say that is bigotry and ignorance gone to seed next comes the counting of population in a town and finding out how many are, White, Negro, Native, Jewish, East Indian etc. etc. etc. and then divide the various groups, teams, choirs etc. up according to the percentage of each in the town and insist we have to have the correct percentage on each team, choir etc. even if certain nationalities or heritages don’t participate as much in certain events.
    Again IGNORANCE GONE TO SEED.

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