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?