Steve Sailer writes:
[B]lacks tend to be talented, resonant singers, perhaps due to craniological differences.
But the increasing levels of politicization and virtue signaling in our culture make us dumber about pragmatic differences among art forms.
Thus, in the current year we’re discussing whether opera productions should refuse to hire a superior soprano to sing Madame Butterfly just because she’s not Japanese. (…)
It’s worth noting that “color-blind casting” in the theater only applies in one direction. Nonwhites can play white roles, but whites can’t play, say, Denzel Washington’s role in August Wilson’s Fences.
Very rarely, somebody dares take a public stand against casting nonwhites in white roles. The current example is Edward Albee (1928–2016), who perhaps has the courage to do this because he’s dead.