The Casual Bigotry of Elite Black Americans: National Museum of African American History & Culture

 

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.

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.

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  1. RightAngles Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

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    What sort of person would teach black children that things like hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, respect for authority, delayed gratification are “whites-only” traits and, by implication, things that black people don’t or shouldn’t do?

    Uh…..a Progressive?

    But why? Do they want black people to fail?

    They consider it to be helping the underprivileged.

    And unfortunately, they think it helps them if they lower the standards. But we call them standards for a reason. We expect everyone to rise to meet the standard. Instead, for years we’ve been lowering the standards in so many areas of life to meet the lowest common denominator. We’ve done it so women can be firefighters and fighter pilots, and in the 90s a black professor tried to make “black English” codified by naming it “Ebonics” and writing a grammar book to describe it. It’s embarrassing. Thank goodness it never took off. But if even a black woman can’t seem to expect black kids to rise to the standard of our native language, what does that say to the kids? The soft bigotry of low expectations is shared even by their own people, it seems.

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  2. Headedwest Inactive
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    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

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    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

    What sort of person would teach black children that things like hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, respect for authority, delayed gratification are “whites-only” traits and, by implication, things that black people don’t or shouldn’t do?

    Uh…..a Progressive?

    But why? Do they want black people to fail?

    If black people continue to fail, there are lots of high paying GS jobs for white people to pretend to help them.

     

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  3. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

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    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

    What sort of person would teach black children that things like hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, respect for authority, delayed gratification are “whites-only” traits and, by implication, things that black people don’t or shouldn’t do?

    Uh…..a Progressive?

    But why? Do they want black people to fail?

    They consider it to be helping the underprivileged.

    And unfortunately, they think it helps them if they lower the standards. But we call them standards for a reason. We expect everyone to rise to meet the standard. Instead, for years we’ve been lowering the standards in so many areas of life to meet the lowest common denominator. We’ve done it so women can be firefighters and fighter pilots, and in the 90s a black professor tried to make “black English” codified by naming it “Ebonics” and writing a grammar book to describe it. It’s embarrassing. Thank goodness it never took off. But if even a black woman can’t seem to expect black kids to rise to the standard of our native language, what does that say to the kids? The soft bigotry of low expectations is shared even by their own people, it seems.

    Don’t be surprised if “Ebonics” makes a comeback…

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  4. RightAngles Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

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    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

    What sort of person would teach black children that things like hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, respect for authority, delayed gratification are “whites-only” traits and, by implication, things that black people don’t or shouldn’t do?

    Uh…..a Progressive?

    But why? Do they want black people to fail?

    They consider it to be helping the underprivileged.

    And unfortunately, they think it helps them if they lower the standards. But we call them standards for a reason. We expect everyone to rise to meet the standard. Instead, for years we’ve been lowering the standards in so many areas of life to meet the lowest common denominator. We’ve done it so women can be firefighters and fighter pilots, and in the 90s a black professor tried to make “black English” codified by naming it “Ebonics” and writing a grammar book to describe it. It’s embarrassing. Thank goodness it never took off. But if even a black woman can’t seem to expect black kids to rise to the standard of our native language, what does that say to the kids? The soft bigotry of low expectations is shared even by their own people, it seems.

    Don’t be surprised if “Ebonics” makes a comeback…

    I found the name to be just so embarrassing. And it analyzed expressions such as “I be fixin’ to go,”  and ” I been knowin’ ,” assigning grammar rules to them.  I mean PLEASE.

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  5. Richard Fulmer Inactive
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    Headedwest (View Comment):

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    What sort of person would teach black children that things like hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, respect for authority, delayed gratification are “whites-only” traits and, by implication, things that black people don’t or shouldn’t do?

    Uh…..a Progressive?

    But why? Do they want black people to fail?

    If black people continue to fail, there are lots of high paying GS jobs for white people to pretend to help them.

    As Michael Kinsley once said, “A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.”  Someone at the Smithsonian made a gaffe and let the world know just how evil the race industry is.  

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    What sort of person would teach black children that things like hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, respect for authority, delayed gratification are “whites-only” traits and, by implication, things that black people don’t or shouldn’t do?

    Uh…..a Progressive?

    But why? Do they want black people to fail?

    They consider it to be helping the underprivileged.

    And unfortunately, they think it helps them if they lower the standards. But we call them standards for a reason. We expect everyone to rise to meet the standard. Instead, for years we’ve been lowering the standards in so many areas of life to meet the lowest common denominator. We’ve done it so women can be firefighters and fighter pilots, and in the 90s a black professor tried to make “black English” codified by naming it “Ebonics” and writing a grammar book to describe it. It’s embarrassing. Thank goodness it never took off. But if even a black woman can’t seem to expect black kids to rise to the standard of our native language, what does that say to the kids? The soft bigotry of low expectations is shared even by their own people, it seems.

    Don’t be surprised if “Ebonics” makes a comeback…

    I found the name to be just so embarrassing. And it analyzed expressions such as “I be fixin’ to go,” and ” I been knowin’ ,” assigning grammar rules to them. I mean PLEASE.

    Just a thought – I’m not suggesting anyone try this. But, I wonder how the Ricochet editors would deal with a post in the Member Feed written in “Eubonics” that got recommended for promotion.

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  7. RightAngles Member
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    What sort of person would teach black children that things like hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, respect for authority, delayed gratification are “whites-only” traits and, by implication, things that black people don’t or shouldn’t do?

    Uh…..a Progressive?

    But why? Do they want black people to fail?

    They consider it to be helping the underprivileged.

    And unfortunately, they think it helps them if they lower the standards. But we call them standards for a reason. We expect everyone to rise to meet the standard. Instead, for years we’ve been lowering the standards in so many areas of life to meet the lowest common denominator. We’ve done it so women can be firefighters and fighter pilots, and in the 90s a black professor tried to make “black English” codified by naming it “Ebonics” and writing a grammar book to describe it. It’s embarrassing. Thank goodness it never took off. But if even a black woman can’t seem to expect black kids to rise to the standard of our native language, what does that say to the kids? The soft bigotry of low expectations is shared even by their own people, it seems.

    Don’t be surprised if “Ebonics” makes a comeback…

    I found the name to be just so embarrassing. And it analyzed expressions such as “I be fixin’ to go,” and ” I been knowin’ ,” assigning grammar rules to them. I mean PLEASE.

    Just a thought – I’m not suggesting anyone try this. But, I wonder how the Ricochet editors would deal with a post

    Hah! I’m just wondering how they’ll deal with my comment.

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  8. Richard Fulmer Inactive
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    This is the perfect scam. You teach black kids that working hard is acting white, thus creating new generations of poor people for the welfare-industrial complex. At the same time, you tell potential employers that black people eschew hard work so that they’ll hire fewer of them, thus ensuring that you’ll have high black unemployment with which to “prove” systemic racism.

    If there is any systemic racism in America, Progressives created it with policies such as:

    – Minimum wage laws

    – Job licensing

    – Teachers’ unions

    – Bad inner city public schools

    – The Drug War

    – Predatory cities that use police officers as profit centers

    – Rent control

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  9. Stad Coolidge
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    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

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    What sort of person would teach black children that things like hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, respect for authority, delayed gratification are “whites-only” traits and, by implication, things that black people don’t or shouldn’t do?

    Uh…..a Progressive?

    But why? Do they want black people to fail?

    Yes.  If blacks continue to fail, the left will continue to offer their toxic tonic of solutions, which in turn keeps them failing . . .

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