Is Classical music too posh, too white and too irrelevant? ? @chichinwanoku is guest editing from 1-2.
— BBC Radio 5 live (@bbc5live) August 1, 2017
A while ago the BBC was giving publicity to a black classical musician who suggested that classical music was too ‘posh, white and irrelevant’….a racist statement if ever there was one but the BBC didn’t mind hyping that idea just as it laughs along with the phrase ‘male, pale and stale’ in a way that it never, ever would if someone were to say the same sort of thing about Black people or culture….say something like ‘black, slack and on crack’...or Rap music…’ghetto, black and irrelevant.’