One month ago, well-known Chicago recording engineer and Big Black / Shelley member Steve Albini posted a Twitter post (but not limited to that) on rapes and racing N bands. *** Run in the ’80s, visiting a friend’s pornography in Zine Forced exposure A.D. In 1978, and in 2011, he used racist insults on an Audition message board when he shared a trail with Tyler, the Creator. Today, MEL magazine published an extensive interview on Albini.
“I definitely have a ‘splinter’ to work on, and I’m not ashamed of it,” Albini wrote in the introduction. “Many of the things I have said and done in a place I have never been comfortable with are clearly sad and I regret it. Forgetting that is not anyone’s responsibility, and I feel obligated to redeem myself — a project that I partially accomplished as I developed, grew, and learned over time. I do not expect any grace and I feel that I and other generations of my generation have not been given enough work for their words and behavior and that society has finally contributed to a beautiful society. He continued, “For myself and many of my peers, we made the wrong calculation. We thought the major wars of equality and inclusion had been defeated, and society would eventually say so, so we did not suffer any contradictions, shocks, sarcasm or ridicule.
In an MEL interview, Albini shared his comments on the band’s rape of a Japanese manga comic.
I do not deny that I was deaf to many women’s issues at the time, and that is what happened to me. In our circles, in the music scene, under the music, under the music, many cultural problems are considered solved – that is, you don’t care if your friends are crooks. Of course, women have an equal place in our circles, an equal role. The music scene was extensive. So we felt that those problems had been solved. That was ignorance.
This is how many upright whites think of the world – they think it takes active hatred on your part to participate in prejudice, prejudice or white supremacy. The idea is that if you are not actively working to oppress someone, then you are not part of the problem. Contrary to the silence of generations of this supremacy.
That was the basic failure of my understanding. It was a process for me in the United States to recognize and acknowledge that my position as a white person was the result of institutional prejudice, that I had used their interests emotionally and actively. And I have a responsibility to accept my role as a model and white supremacist and to bring all kinds of minorities to their knees and abuse them.
It was also about his transient attitude in general-
Nothing is restricted in our circles. So it took me a while to realize that he still uses abusive language as a joke. And I was shocked to learn that there were people in the underground who did not play and did not have relatives in the music. They were, in fact, horrible, and only looked like scholars. That was one of the many alarms.
Crying about the strange thing in the future
I say the truth. That [shuttle experience] It was a single and very difficult situation in which self-deprecating young children behaved as pretenders. My general experience was described by an expert. That is the best way I can save. I quickly wrote my afternoon report without much consideration, and I can appreciate how someone who does not know me, responds to the comments from Odd Future and the subtitle when he sees the word in print. I appreciate that too. That was not true.
I was not impressed by the difference between regular use and strong R use. And this is my fault. This is just cultural ignorance. They were doing the wrong thing, and I was just expressing their behavior and language, but I did it in a way that showed my own cultural ignorance.
Albini’s first tweets are as follows
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