Sometimes, ‘it’s not race, it’s class’ is the correct response to inequality.
Class may be the ultimate English taboo. The understanding and signalling of class or other identity attributes may become an obstacle to classical class analysis. An entirely different political class narrative may be called for that transcends the boundaries of sociological understanding before returning to the discipline once again.
Contemporary art’s profound paradox: the drive to become more inclusive for its audiences ultimately contributed to the inequalities experienced by its workforce.
The relationship of skills to education and employability has been marred for some time by politicised narratives that include immigration, and class, abstract ideas like creativity, and an industry of educators resilient to change.