This article isn’t about the music industry, but does give a good quick look at a problem the music industry has in common with the tech industry. I’ll note that I don’t see a lot of conversations in the music industry about intersectionality, and that I myself am not awesome about intersectionality – I’m learning, I’m working on it, and I believe that it’s urgent that I and the music industry at large learn to shut up and listen to racialized people in general, and racialized women in particular. So I’d like to say ‘Dear fellow white people: Let’s all work on this, okay?’
From the article:
“When white people in tech open their mouths about diversity, I tend to brace myself. More often than not, it seems like they say something tone-deaf, outright offensive or lacking in an understanding of intersectionality.
Intersectionality is the concept people face multi-faceted layers of discrimination as a result of their intersecting identities relating to race, gender, class and sexual orientation. For women and trans people of color, the oppressive institutions of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia all come into play and cannot be examined separately.”
Read the rest of the article on Tech Crunch.