Apparently, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, after publishing the chart below, felt it didn’t c ontribute to the productive conversation they envisioned. Especially after MILLIONS of people examined it, and it simply listed Western cultural values.
Here’s the crazy part – these values are being touted as what causes ‘white supremacy’….
Key graf from the article linked above:
“The museum’s graphic broke the “aspects and assumptions of whiteness” into categories such as “rugged individualism” and “history.” For example, under “future orientation,” the graphic listed “delayed gratification” and planning for the future as ideas spread by white culture.”
Even the introductory paragraph below denigrates white culture as something, ‘bad’ and following that, needs to be abandoned and/or expunged.
This supposed to be a list for whites to contemplate as to why they.’re supremacist, even when they’re not. Do you sSee anything wrong with those values? ANYTHING? Me, either, with one notable exception – the ‘majority rules – when whites have power’. That is complete and utter bullshit. Our system, when properly administered, does have majority rule, however, we are always to respect the rights of the minority, whether that minority is white, black, brown, yellow, red, liberal or conservative. The bullet point above is a blatant lie, and the more objectivity we infuse into the system, the better off all of us will be.
I am very, very glad they took this down because of the backlash. If it were factual, they would double down. This was simply an attempt to throw something against the wall and see if it stuck.
Rather than embrace those Western values and practices that lead to professional and financial success, I’m sure there’ll be more tripe like this to follow. It’s easier than looking in the mirror and examining why you might need to reevaluate your actions and beliefs to be successful.
Ben Shapiro, as quoted on Fox, put it best:
Shapiro’s right. ‘Critical Race Theory’ used as a tool/weapon against a culture (in this case, white culture) is right out of the Marxist play book. They’re not even trying to hide their objectives anymore.