Embracing Anti-Racist Practices in the Music Perception and Cognition Community
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This past summer, the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in the United States led to public outcry and international protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and broader awareness of the effects of systemic racism. Following these events, many organizations have reflected critically on how they participate in practices that marginalize underrepresented members of their community. The Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) has also been contemplating these issues. Here, the current members of the SMPC board affirm our position of unequivocal support for the Black Lives Matter movement, suggest how members of our community can advocate for anti-racist practices that will make SMPC more inclusive, and list initial actions undertaken by the board toward this goal.
Anti-racist practices; Music cognition; Racist policies; Privileged whiteness; Representation in community; Introspection
Civic and Community Engagement | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Baker, D. J.,
Margulis, E. H.,
Vuvan, D. T.
Embracing Anti-Racist Practices in the Music Perception and Cognition Community.
Music Perception, 38(2),