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Racial Favoritism and the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

American Thinker, by John Bennet

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Posted By:SourKraut, 12/24/2012 9:08:50 AM

Earlier this year, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) decided to disinvite two predominantly white high school choral groups from performance in the ASO´s holiday concert. The ASO´s decision was reportedly motivated by the high schools´ lack of diversity, which caused a stir among people who believe in racial justice as opposed to racial favoritism.
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White groups dis-invited to ´promote diversity´ by a group that is 99 % white.

AKA ´Do as I say, not as I do´, the hypocrisy is so thick here one needs a knife !


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fireman28, 12/24/2012 9:28:35 AM     (No. 9081729)

Good write up of what happened and the general coverup by the local LSM.

Not to generalize; but minority students are not found in first rate orchestras.
Not sure why; maybe they don´t give away $300 sneakers if you play violin.

Plus the two schools talked about had been in majority white areas.

Merry Christmas from the South.
The news today mentioned Atlanta is the fastest (or near) growing area in the USA.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 12/24/2012 9:59:54 AM     (No. 9081787)

There is no racism as sturdy and as robust as leftist racism. Lack of diversity? No. It is leftist racial profiling at work.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: southron, 12/24/2012 10:29:37 AM     (No. 9081857)

For true diversity they should program a Hip-Hop piece. That would offer a nice contrast to Beethoven.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: udanja99, 12/24/2012 10:39:23 AM     (No. 9081875)

As mentioned in the article, by ´diverse´ they mean black. Our local youth orchestra is loaded with Asian kids and their conductor is Korean but, of course, they don´t count.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: choey, 12/24/2012 10:57:08 AM     (No. 9081911)

Diversity: A collection of left wing liberal idiots with different color skins.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/24/2012 11:05:35 AM     (No. 9081940)

Hacked me off then, hacks me off now. And they wonder why some of us aren´t real motivated to buy season tickets.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kate318, 12/24/2012 11:22:02 AM     (No. 9081974)

Reminds me of a show I once choreographed for a professional company. When discussing the upcoming auditions, the company manager made a point of saying that the chorus of children needed for the show must be "diverse". (He´d been working on charity events in London, doncha know.) I asked him if being diverse took precedence over being talented, and if so, I wasn´t interested. He backed off and told me it was my decision. Well, we had a terrific show with 3 choruses of very talented children who just happened to be all different races. Sold out before we opened.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ann_n_GA, 12/24/2012 12:12:57 PM     (No. 9082053)

Live in ATL. It´s a he** hole. Would not advise anyone to move here, and I´ve been in the area since 1957.

My children went to the best schools in the state and are now adults. Thankful they are grown & have moved away from here. Now the county is a minority county, & not one of the schools they attended even shows up as being a top school.

Whites are the discriminated against race, now. You don´t believe it? Come here.

Attitude from most of the blacks here is as if they walked out of Rev. Wright´s church.

I´m telling and warning you...stay away. With my work, I fly out every Monday and back Fridays. Only way I can survive and and not stay totally angry, everyday. Even the airport is majority black-employed. Don´t set anything down. It will be stolen while you blink.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kiwinews, 12/24/2012 12:59:17 PM     (No. 9082133)

Music has no color or sex. Fine orchestras audition potential new members anonymously behind a screen for that reason. What comes out on the other side IS racially neutral and musically excellent. If it isn´t "diverse" in appearance then too damn bad, music doesn´t care. Note that it is bureaucrats, not artists making this appalling decision.
Note also if you come to Atlanta, that the *audience*, for whom the whole effort exists, is composed of people who appreciate music, and that´s as colorful a mix as any Benetton ad could wish.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: shalimar, 12/24/2012 1:16:22 PM     (No. 9082161)

FTA: There is a very good reason for that racial disparity: interest in classical music is not proportionally distributed among racial groups.


All sorts of interests and skills are likewise not proportionally distributed among racial groups (or by sex, for that matter). Yet our society has become so insane that many insist that this change. Of course, they blame discrimination when it doesn´t.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 12/24/2012 1:21:11 PM     (No. 9082170)

Does it ever occur to these idiots that maybe black students didn´t try out?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 12/24/2012 1:28:41 PM     (No. 9082176)

The Atlanta Afro Symphony Orchestra.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/24/2012 1:52:59 PM     (No. 9082201)

Everyone knows that diversity is a code word for affirmative action and minority quotas. The result, as everyone also knows, is not real diversity but phony diversity. This is fundamentally dishonest and generates resentments in everyone involved. It is insulting to its proposed beneficiaries, who are used as stage props and decoration to sustain the illusions of liberal fantasy ideology. Procrustean diversity engineering is the enemy of the individual and all genuine merit and accomplishment. It is often a manifestation of moral cowardice and the path of least resistance. The diversity industry has become a racket that is riddled by flim-flam artists and scoundrels of all sorts. It is a cancer upon civil society. It may be incurable - and it just might in the end prove fatal.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Booneboy, 12/24/2012 3:32:04 PM     (No. 9082301)

Someone needs to tell sports teams about DIVERSITY.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/24/2012 3:43:15 PM     (No. 9082316)

The ASO is in dire straits financially. This is not uncommon for municipal orchestras nationwide but I can´t help but think this controversy has hacked off some big donors.

Outrageous and silly political correctness is not exactly what the ASO should be engaging in especially during a recession.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/24/2012 6:12:25 PM     (No. 9082430)

And these cretins will claim they are building an ´inclusive´ community.

Poll the female population and very single one will claim to be a free thinker. Ask them to explain their 98% vote for Obama and you´ll get a blank look.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Achilles, 12/24/2012 6:32:47 PM     (No. 9082444)

They will never have diversity in the symphony orchestra. The diversity crowd lacks the training, intelligence and discipline to learn to read music and master an instrument. So put some no talent youngsters in the back to sing la,la,la, clap and sway to the music. Just make sure they are the right shade. There, diversity achieved. Anyone buying a ticket to this junk has too much money and not enough common sense.

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