SAD / Jedan od najuspješnijih bendova promijenio ime jer asocira na ropstvo

12. 06. 2020. u 12:35:00 Radiosarajevo.ba

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Country grupa Lady Antebellum promijenila je ime u Lady A izrazivši žaljenje jer je staro ime asociralo na razdoblje robovlasništva u SAD-u.

Jedan od najuspješnijih country sastava poručio je u otvorenom pismu da su band prije 14 godina nazvali po arhitektonskom stilu kuće u kojoj su napravili svoje prve fotografije, prenosi Seebiz.

Antebellum (lat. prije rata) arhitektonski je stil karakterističan za kuće na američkom robovlasničkom jugu prije Građanskog rata 1861. -1865.

"Međutim, žao nam je i osjećamo se posramljeno što nismo uzeli u obzir asocijacije te riječi koje se odnose na razdoblje prije Građanskog rata, uključujući ropstvo. Iznimno nam je žao zbog prouzročene boli i zbog svakoga tko se osjećao nesigurno, neprimijećeno ili nevažno", kazali su članovi grupe Lady A, pišu svjetski mediji.

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Dear Fans,⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ As a band, we have strived for our music to be a refuge…inclusive of all. We’ve watched and listened more than ever these last few weeks, and our hearts have been stirred with conviction, our eyes opened wide to the injustices, inequality and biases Black women and men have always faced and continue to face everyday. Now, blindspots we didn’t even know existed have been revealed.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ After much personal reflection, band discussion, prayer and many honest conversations with some of our closest Black friends and colleagues, we have decided to drop the word “antebellum” from our name and move forward as Lady A, the nickname our fans gave us almost from the start.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ When we set out together almost 14 years ago, we named our band after the southern “antebellum” style home where we took our first photos. As musicians, it reminded us of all the music born in the south that influenced us…Southern Rock, Blues, R&B, Gospel and of course Country. But we are regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before The Civil War, which includes slavery. We are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued. Causing pain was never our hearts’ intention, but it doesn’t change the fact that indeed, it did just that. So today, we speak up and make a change. We hope you will dig in and join us.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ We feel like we have been Awakened, but this is just one step. There are countless more that need to be taken. We want to do better. We are committed to examining our individual and collective impact and making the necessary changes to practice antiracism. We will continue to educate ourselves, have hard conversations and search the parts of our hearts that need pruning—to grow into better humans, better neighbors. Our next outward step will be a donation to the Equal Justice Initiative through LadyAID. Our prayer is that if we lead by example…with humility, love, empathy and action…we can be better allies to those suffering from spoken and unspoken injustices, while influencing our children & generations to come.

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Izraz Antebellum se koristi i za opis kulture američkog juga prije Građanskog rata.

Band osnovan u Nashvilleu 2006. godine, poznat po hitovima poput "Need You Now" za koji je dobio Grammy, pojasnio je da je ime promijenjeno kao odgovor na masovne proteste zbog rasizma u SAD-u, potaknute smrću Afroamerikanca Georgea Floyda.

Prethodno je HBO Max iz svog programa izbacio kultni film "Prohujalo s vihorom", koji je osvojio 12 Oscara, zbog rasističkog prikaza crnaca.

Demonstranti su iz istih razloga porušili više spomenika generalima Konfederacije, ali i kipove Kristofora Kolumba.


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