The problem is that the dynamic of SWPL drives it to become a parody of itself:
Two East Cobb high schools have been told they will not be performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in the fall because they lack racial diversity.*blink* *blink*
The choruses at Lassiter and Walton high schools have been barred from full participation in the ASO's joint holiday concert held in December.
Both schools would still be allowed to send smaller contingents of chorus singers to the performance due to space restrictions.
Cobb Schools spokesperson Jay Dillon told 11 Alive News that, "the schools were informed by Symphony officials that their choruses are not diverse enough, and that the Symphony would be inviting a third, more diverse chorus."
Membership in both choral groups is based upon merit alone.
I guess that we can say that SWPL people don't like white kids. It's all a bit confusing, and I sure wish that they'd publish a rule book so we can know what's OK and what's not. But it sure is good that we elected Barack Obama President. I can feel my soul healing ...
P.S. I leave it as an extra credit assignment to my gentle readers to say whether there is a single African American that plays on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
UPDATE 17 August 2012 14:49: Nick the Blogless does the research I was too lazy to do. There is ONE African American musician in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. But the Lassiter and Walton High School choruses aren't diverse enough. Hypocrisy stinks, even when it's wearing White Tie and Tails.