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I've wanted to write this [THREAD] for a long time.
After mentioning it to @mountainherder and @pptsapper , I can't back down. This is the story a #woman, a #soldier, a #hero.
I would like to take the time to tell you about the life of an unlikely and forgotten hero.
A mixed race, #Muslim woman who took on the most dangerous job of #WW2 to defend a certain idea of freedom. Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan.
But before I tell you about her, I need to tell you about her father because I do think that his life had a part in the courageous choices that his daughter would make.
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Thread: What is #ClassicalMusic?

Something that came up in my thread, "Classical Music, the Perpetual Foreigner Trope, and Colonialism," and that has come up in numerous other discussions--especially those around the "Classical Music Crisis".

1/ As anything else, definitions matter. We shape the direction of discourse by focusing selectively on some denotations/connatations. Discussions about #ClassicalMusic are pretty exclusive; this creates specific narratives that are useful to some viewpoints. Some caveats follow.
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Caveat 1 - I'm going to focus on Performers & Performing Organizations (hereafter POs) here.* This includes Legacy Institutions (e.g. big budget Symphonies); amateur groups; & student orgs.

*see my Sampling Bias in discussions about Classical Music: silpayamanant.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/sam…
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Thread: things #white people are accused of doing wrong. Sometimes it's not even about doing, it's simply about white people being.

#TooManyWhitePeople

#NotDiverseEnough

#WhitePeopleTalking

#WhitePeopleNotTalking

#WhiteDomain #WhitesStole

And no doubt more along the way..
"Is your spin class too...white?" 🤔

#TooManyWhitePeople #WhatToDo?
The unbearable whiteness of cycling..." 😬

#TooManyWhites #WhatToDo?
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