So white!

On my blog, I worried a bit about the Met Opera. Saw their live-streamed Traviata in a movie theater, and counted — in all the shots of the cast, chorus, orchestra, stagehands, audience — just two people of color, an Asian man and an African-American one, singing small roles.

This seems unacceptable in 2019, though I understand how it came to be, and how hard it is to change. But still I can’t help thinking that even if the Met has (as I assume it does) some hopeful diversity initiatives, they face no consequences for not changing. No public shaming, no boycotts, no picketing, no loss of funding.

And I can’t help thinking that if they faced some of that, they’d change much faster.