Toward an Anti-Racist CMS
Music in higher education needs moral leadership. Did it really take the televised murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black private citizen, to prompt academia to examine its own practices of institutionalized racism? While some have been in the forefront of the fight for equity and opportunity in music for decades, the persistence of institutional inertia has meant that our vision of structural change has not gained greater traction. In that institutions are composed of individuals, I would like to take this opportunity to report on CMS’ efforts to address related challenges in the Society, and identify areas of redress within our schools and departments of music.