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Re: “8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear: 2009

Dear L Magazine and your 8 NYC Bands you NEED to hear issue...41 people in your spread and not ONE non-white musician?
The L train runs through more than just williamsburg however you wouldn't know this by looking at your cover. If I had reason to think that these were really the Top 8 Bands that related to the L train , this wouldn't be a problem , however I have a time believing that with the breadth of the entire L train from Manhattan, to Williamsburg to Bushwick to East New York that there weren't ANY significant non-white indie (rock) bands or even bands with a more diverse make up. Racism is more than who you include but rather who you leave out. I'm not telling you to include a token black or latino person just to make me feel better, however when you live in one of the most diverse neighborhoods of one of the most diverse cities in the world, this negation is a flagrant one. People hate hipsters not because of their irony but rather because of their flagrant refusal to live in a world not inhabited by people JUST LIKE THEM.

-Diane Wah (dianewah.blogspot.com)

Posted by dianewah on 05/03/2009 at 11:58 AM

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