Much of the music industry is hitting the pause button today for a day of reflection on racism and inequality.
It’s an initiative called Black Tuesday, launched by Atlantic Records veterans Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang with the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused. Industry leaders are urged to “not conduct business as usual” and instead focus on ways to “protect and empower the black communities that have made them disproportionately wealthy”.
Many major record labels including Capitol, Columbia, Epic, UMG, and Warner have pledged to take part, with many announcing donations to race-related charities and organizations.
What’s the most effective way we can combat racism and inequality? Is a charitable contribution enough?