Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Art and Diversity Article

The above article is an excellent piece on UK Arts Funding for Ethnic Minorities. The author finds a tension between labelling and funding, and would prefer artists to be recognised for their art, not their colour. This is symptomatic of the tensions we as a society will have as Britain tries to be genuinely diverse and give equal opportunities to all. Affirmative action can be blocked by BME individuals because they do not want to be branded as being given preferential treatment. However, to deal with institutional racism, affirmative action may be necessary.

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