I look upon ballet the way I look upon the symphony orchestra. They are some of the last bastions of white supremacy. And what’s interesting is, if you would talk to these artistic directors of these ballet companies or the conductors of these, they – they don’t know. That’s the problem. They don’t realize that they are at the service of … They are the lackeys of racism.
— Brenda Dixon Gottschild in A Ballerina’s Tale