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Today I came upon a tweet by Byron York that startled me. York’s tweet included an attachment from the National Museum of African American History & Culture describing what they call “Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness & White Culture in the United States”. Let me post Mr. York’s tweet below.
The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make you aware of certain signs of whiteness: Individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, more. (via @RpwWilliams)https://t.co/k9X3u4Suas pic.twitter.com/gWYOeEh4vu
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 15, 2020
This is just stunning. This handy little flyer is available at the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) website under a section called Talking About Race. This Talking About Race section is pure toxicity and, in the parlance of the Left: hate speech. It hits all the shibboleths and jargon of the woke mob we’ve been seeing and hearing in the last couple of months of “mostly peaceful protests” which have resulted in hundreds of billions of dollars of property damage and the direct deaths of dozens of people. If one did not know any different one might think the NMAAHC Talking About Race section was from Black Lives Matter – in this section are matter-of-fact definitions and discussions of white supremacy, white fragility, white nationalism, white privilege, systematic racism, and institutional racism as if these were long established and agreed facts, presentations by race hustlers such as Robin DiAngelo and the flyer that started this post, speaking of which let me post a larger copy.
It should be noted that the NMAAHC, which was established in 2003 and opened in Washington, D. C. in 2016, is a part of the Smithsonian Institution. Therefore, it is part of the federal government and financed by our tax dollars.
Taking a gander at the flyer, here are just a few of the attributes and behaviors the NMAAHC ascribes to white culture, and therefore I suppose are bad: 1) the nuclear family, 2) hard work, 3) objective, rational, linear thinking, 4) respect for private property, 5) delayed gratification, and 6) being polite when communicating with others. Well alright, then. Those really are diabolical, aren’t they? And, in fact, they have little or nothing to do with whiteness or white culture; rather, they are attributes of Western Civilization and the bourgeois culture that evolved therefrom. Western Civilization with its Judeo-Christian foundation is open to anyone of any ethnic or racial background who is willing to buy into it. It is these values and behaviors which generations of parents, teachers, and mentors have attempted to inculcate in their charges and any individual or society accepting these values has increased their prospects for success and happiness.
In point of fact Americans who accept these bourgeois values regardless of race or ethnicity are overwhelmingly successful in our country. Per the chart below, non-whites of many stripes are better at “white culture” than are whites at least based on income.
Before moving on I want to briefly mention one thing from the chart. In the last 20 or so years, about 2 million black Africans have immigrated from various African nations to the United States, and by and large, have thrived here.
In the post title, I specifically mentioned the casual bigotry of Elite Blacks in current-day America as evidenced by this NMAAHC exhibit/display. However, in this regard, they are no different than Elite Whites. It is society’s elites, the majority of whom are progressive or liberal, who control education, media, the entertainment industry, silicon valley and increasingly our biggest corporations who are both at the forefront of and the most militant enforcers of this Social Justice Warrior/Cancel Culture which is so toxic to and destructive of the core values of the greatest society the world has yet seen.
Finally, since I took the time to run down the bios of the main directors and curators of the NMAAHC, I might as well briefly list them.
Dr. Spencer Crew, Crew, Interim Director – BA – Brown University, Phd – Rutgers
Joanne Hyppolite, Curator – BA – Univ of Pennsylvania, MA – UCLA, PhD – Univ of Miami
Michelle Wilkinson, Curator – BA – Bryn Mawr College, PhD – Emory University
Mary Elliott, Curator – BA – Howard University, JD – Catholic University of America
Lonnie G Bunch III Founding Director- BA & MA American University
William Pretzer, Senior Curator – PhD – Northern Illinois University
Judging by their bios, the leaders of NMAAHC are elites in our society, educated at some of our top colleges and well paid in their chosen field. Yet, they are either fools or bigots, or just maybe, both. There are no other options to explain the idiocy and bigotry of Talking About Race. The idea of a NMAAHC is a fine and noble pursuit, and there is much to document and tell of the black experience in America – slavery, segregation, discrimination, military service in all of our nation’s wars, success in entertainment, sports, business and enrichment of our culture and society in numerous ways. However, if Talking About Race is representative of NMAAHC I question whether it should continue to receive taxpayer funding.Published in