Two years or so ago, at a meeting of students at a place where I take classes, someone on their staff announced, “We’re not interested in plays by old white people.” This was reported to me, I didn’t witness it. As the vast majority of their students and the backbone of their support was old white people, this felt like a bit of a slap in the face.
But maybe instead of framing it in terms of age and race, it would be better framed in terms of privilege and lack of privilege.
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