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Communication Chair Kent Ono Quoted in New Republic Story

Department of Communication logoCommunication Chair Kent Ono added his voice to the conversation regarding racist stereotypes in The Nutcracker, one of the world's most popular ballets. Nearly every regional company in this country has its own version of the ballet and companies rely on The Nutcracker to sustain them for the rest of the year, but Alice Robb at the New Republic argues it also traffics in blatant and offensive stereotypes.

Be sure to read the full story and find Ono's contribution toward the end. It’s a beloved Christmas tradition—but Robb and others argue parts of The Nutcracker haven’t aged well.


Last Updated: 9/20/21