Over the weekend, National Public Radio (NPR) published a segment on unconscious bias within the larger nonprofit (and commercial) art and culture sector.
It’s only three minutes long and you’ll be glad you took the time to give it a listen.
Not only does the piece demonstrate how much progress is needed before we reach parity, it reminds everyone that problems with unconscious bias uncovered in the Elizabeth Rowe/Boston Symphony Orchestra lawsuit are far from resolved within our own field.
It’s been nearly one year since that case was settled but I have yet to see any meaningful discussion on the topic. Is anyone out there actively addressing the issue? If so, I’d love to hear about it.