"The arts should all work toward the same goal of discouraging sexism"
Jack White will serve on Nashville’s council for gender equality, joining a team of 45 to combat sexism.
This is not the first time White has become involved in politics, having previously served on former Mayor Karl Dean’s Nashville Music Business Council.
According to The Tennessean, White appeared alongside the Nashville mayor Megan Berry and is said to be part of a 45-member council tasked with providing the mayor with “data-informed recommendations and advice to address systemic differences in benefits and opportunities that might be unfairly provided to one gender but not another.”
Addressing the press, White stated that “government, business, and the arts should all work toward the same goal of discouraging sexism, mistreatment, and unfair wages of people who do not wish to label their own personal gender or sexual preference.”
The Tennessean also state that White remarked: “A society can prosper with incredible success when gender is not blocking progress, and is fair to all members of that society.”
Dolly Parton recently hinted at a collaboration with White. The legendary country singer said she recently met with the former White Stripes frontman for dinner in Los Angeles to discuss making music together.