Let's pretend for a moment that every artist on CL's list happened to be black. Would this apology article even exist? Does anyone honestly believe that Creative Loafing would have felt compelled to print this mea culpa had the complaints been about the lack of white people on the list?
Based on Cinque's reply ("I'm telling you this was not an accurate portrayal") I can tell he feels the article missed the mark. However, the list isn't wrong because it's all white people because the list wouldn't be wrong if it were all black people either. The only way the list is wrong is if someone on it shouldn't be there.
The real story that is being missed here is that CL issued a list without regard for race. That is the ultimate goal, that's what the civil rights movement was all about. It's a great accomplishment not to be moved by prejudice or bias. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
The story that initially ran was an example of where we need to be in regard to race. No one thought twice about the fact that the featured artists were all white, they just knew those people should be featured. Next time they might all be black. Giving in to this nonsense is why there will never be racial harmony. People are too busy keeping score. Don't apologize for this article. It was written without regard for race. You should be applauded for not giving the race of the artists a second thought. There are people in the world who have nothing better to do that be offended by others. Are these the people that CL is writing for?
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