As Twitchy reported Wednesday, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture had posted on its website a chart called, “Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness & White Culture in the United States.” The chart examined aspects of whiteness such as individualism, hard work, the scientific method, the nuclear family, respect for authority, and delayed gratification that are ingrained in American culture as the “norm.”

The Smithsonian must have heard the message loud and clear and on Thursday announced that it had removed the chart:

You’re doing a bang-up job of cultivating “a spirit of civility and common cause.”


The chart’s been taken down, but there’s still plenty of material up at the “Talking About Race” portal that’s essentially the same thing, so it’s a start.