The Only Black Guy at the Indie Rock Show

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As I stood and watched all 10 minutes of Newsom’s “Sawdust and Diamonds”, I felt embarrassed to be there, and a little ashamed that I felt embarrassed. Now I was an outsider among the outsiders, simply because of my skin color. For a while, I thought I’d eventually be accepted among indie kids because they were a group in part defined by dissent, but I found their club was also one based on exclusion.

Martin Douglas – “The Only Black Guy at the Indie Rock Show”\

Important reading for music fans of any color.

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