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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Nashville Scene is Walking Around Naked in a Glass House

The Nashville Scene made the selection of the first African American to the Belle Meade Country Club breaking news on its Pith Blog yesterday. For sometime now,  The Nashville Scene has reported on the lily white makeup of the club so the first person of color joining Belle Meade Country Club is probably breaking news for some of its readers.

The Scene and its commentators have debated in depth the merits of David Ewing, Darrell freeman and others becoming members, or not, of the exclusive club located in West Nashville. What I find more interesting is the lily white makeup of the media outlet that is reporting on the lily white complexion of a social club. I also find it ironic the number of events around town that are sponsored by The Scene and NFocus that caters to the constituents of Belle Meade Country Club. Now compare that to the number of events that have a more diverse, modest income crowds that are not sponsored. Hmm.

There is no beef, just noticing that The Nashville Scene is throwing rocks while walking around naked in a glass house.

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