by John Stoehr
If you haven't spent some time reading Stuff White People Like, you should. I won't say any more, except that this post on classical music is about as spot-on in its accuracy as I've seen on the subject. Here's a snippet:
From Stuff White People Like: Though white people do not actually listen to classical music, they like to believe that they are the type of people who would enjoy it. You can witness this first hand by going to any classical performance at your local symphony where you will see literally dozens of white couples who have paid upwards of $80 for the right to dress up and sit in a chair for hours reading every word in the program.