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    http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...herty#comments

    Brilliant news. I think anything with less than 15% ethnic minorities is a disgrace. It should be as much about celebrating multiculturalism and diversity as about the quality of the works produced.
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    This is all so very pathetic.
    Surely, we should be judging their music ability over their ethnicity. It just so happens that the majority of chart-based stuff is brought out by white folk, which means that the majority of the Brits nominees are white. Chart sh*t is what the Brits focuses on, after all.
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    Lol, society depresses me sometimes...
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    Urgh, it should be a meritocracy, not a minoritocracy.

    Can't you just imagine them deciding who to nominate? "That song by (whoever) was brilliant, but we need at least one more black person, shall we draw names from a hat? None of the songs are any good, BUT QUOTAS DAMMIT!"
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    (Original post by fr0sr_)
    This is all so very pathetic.
    Surely, we should be judging their music ability over their ethnicity..
    Wtf? What kind of crazy idea is that? You racist lunatic Nazi fascist cisgendered white male Tory
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    Also too ageist. We need to make sure that around 20% or so are over 60 to reflect national demographics. And we need to make sure that 1 in 50 have green eyes. Representation matters.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Wtf? What kind of crazy idea is that? You racist lunatic Nazi fascist cisgendered white male Tory
    you forgot misogynist
    (the person may not have been directly talking about women, but it was implied)
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    Pathetic
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    Brits are just the symptom of the problem. POC british artist just aren't given a fair shot in the industry.
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    Equality of outcome is not equality.

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    (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
    you forgot misogynist
    (the person may not have been directly talking about women, but it was implied)
    Stop patronising me with your mansplaining!
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    (Original post by Truths)
    Brits are just the symptom of the problem. POC british artist just aren't given a fair shot in the industry.
    No, they don't even have their own awards ceremony.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    No, they don't even have their own awards ceremony.

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    The MOBOs used to acknowledge black talent when the Brits did not. Idk about now tho. I recall Sam Smith sweeping 5 awards in one night lol :lol:
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    It's such a shame what the british music industry has become. We had some leadership in the 60s and 70s, some innovation and movements brought to the mainstream. But from the 90s onwards most are just safe, flash in the pan or mediocre. And I feel thats partially to do with the neglect of black british talent.
    Americans get Destiny's Child, we get Girls Aloud? Really? :facepalm:
    And people international artists Rihanna and Jason Derulo are huge in the UK. So why is radio so dismissive of our own black people unless they are biracial or smth.
    Instead all the money is put behind these "white faces with black voices", and that's w/e. Whites will always have the advantage but give a Misha B a chance once in a while, you know what I'm sayin?:bebored:
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    These deluded freaks need to realise that the whole of BRITain isn't London which is approaching 50/50 white and 'ethnic minority'.

    Should we introduce a White quota for the MOBO awards? (which are frankly a joke, 'Music of Black origin' wouldn't be anything more than drumming and stamping your feet while chanting if it wasn't for the White origin of practically every musical instrument and invention of every form of technology required to produce modern music.)
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    No, they don't even have their own awards ceremony.

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    That's outrageous!
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    (Original post by Roofas)
    These deluded freaks need to realise that the whole of BRITain isn't London which is approaching 50/50 white and 'ethnic minority'.

    Should we introduce a White quota for the MOBO awards? (which are frankly a joke, 'Music of Black origin' wouldn't be anything more than drumming and stamping your feet while chanting if it wasn't for the White origin of practically every musical instrument and invention of every form of technology required to produce modern music.)
    LOL. So wrong. Wind and String instruments have existed in Africa for centuries.
    And white people simply did not pioneer the art craft of Hip Hop, Rnb, House and so on :lol:
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    What's particularly noticeable in the UK is that non-white ethnicities are disproportionately represented among one another. The subtext here is that more blacks should win Brit awards, but blacks are only 3% of the population and there is already a prestigious music award that is almost exclusively black; the 7% of the population that is Asian on the other hand doesn't seem to produce music with much presence. The Chinese population is about 25% the size of the black population - can you name a single British Chinese band or artist?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Wtf? What kind of crazy idea is that? You racist lunatic Nazi fascist cisgendered white male Tory
    Are you for real? I can't work out if this is a troll or not...
 
 
 
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