Wednesday, November 02, 2005

White but Black Balled


Quality has never been a determining factor in terms of recognition and any field....when great work is successful, I beleive it is by coincidence"
Sarah Schulman, playright, teacher & Rebel :)
[Man, she ain't never lied when she spoke those words. She gives the term real talk a whole knew meaning].
Ms. Schulman laughed when I told her how much she is feared. Their fear, she said, is actually anger: anger of privlaged people being forced to question the source of their privlage...what can I do about the these people?...Apparently she meant what she do about them beyond attacking them in public and alluding to them in her novels and play's
Apparently I am not the only one who has recently learned and continues to learn that you gotta be real easy in criticizing folks and their privilages.....Inherited, earned or other wise...because they WILL assert their power and let you know about you AND Yo Momma. Trust.
Ms. Schulman said because she never completed a writing course, let alone a graduate degree, she had little knowledge of the basics. But the POLITCAL SKILLS needed to maneuver in the uptown theater [ and I wager any competitive area in NYC unless you are 2nd or 3rd generation] were even harder to master. I didn't know who was who and I wasn't used to the way people in that world behaved- which is antisocially [talk about fighting words]. By which she mean among other things that, theaters do not prioritize their responsibility to serve the vast, diverse array of life experiences that take place everyday in NEW YORK CITY. I wasted a lot of time figuring that out and making mistakes".

Sarah Schulman, 10/23/05 NY times Interview

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