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Pretending to like classical music?

September 3, 2008
Many an inbox has found an e-mailed link to the website Stuffwhitepeoplelike.com over the last few years. 

I'm mentioning it here, though, because it's most recent entry--#108 if you are keeping score--takes an open shot at classical music, claiming among other things that it "has used white guilt to exist for over a century beyond its relevance."

Yes, it's satire. But satire, the best of it, is rooted in reality.

Is there a core truth here. Are many people, white or otherwise, who claim to like and/or appreciate classical music just faking it?

Even if you proudly admit enjoying it (needless to say, I'm among them), how much is enough classical music for you in a season?

Your thoughts?
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