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The Smithsonian Has Lost Its Mind

Added 07-16-20 12:31:02am EST - “When it comes to wokeness, it's one thing for academia to go nuts (they're already 98 percent there), and worrisome that corporate America has rolled over so easily for the latest racial shakedowns. But the Smithsonian Institution?…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “The Smithsonian Has Lost Its Mind”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

When it comes to wokeness, it’s one thing for academia to go nuts (they’re already 98 percent there), and worrisome that corporate America has rolled over so easily for the latest racial shakedowns. But the Smithsonian Institution?

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture has posted up a guide to “Whiteness” that is straight out of a drunken faculty meeting. As the old saying goes, you have to read it, not to believe it. Here’s the opening paragraph:

Whiteness and white racialized identity refer to the way that white people, their customs, culture, and beliefs operate as the standard by which all other groups of are compared. Whiteness is also at the core of understanding race in America. Whiteness and the normalization of white racial identity throughout America’s history have created a culture where nonwhite persons are seen as inferior or abnormal.

If I had to bet, I’d place a large wager that this and the succeeding paragraph were written by a white person, or at least cribbed from white author Robin DiAngelo, who pulls down high five-figure fees for her workshops on how to overcome your “white privilege.” No one seems to notice the irony.

But the real show-stopper is the graphic table of White Culture (rendered more schematically here), which I post here in two installments. Take it in slowly:

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