According to NPR, it was MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow who a few years back was at Rockefeller University handing out a prize given each year to a prominent female scientist, and she asked, “What is up with the dude wall?”
The “dude wall” was “a wall covered with portraits of scientists from the university who have won either a Nobel Prize or the Lasker Award, a major medical prize.” It was problematic, though; every single portrait was of a man. Leslie Vosshall, a neurobiologist with the university and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, called it “imposing” and is now on a committee redesigning that wall to add more diversity.
It’s not the only university targeted for redesign, as “dude walls” are found everywhere in academia.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 28, 2019
It’s a problem that has to be addressed, says Vosshall, because “it just sends the message, every day when you walk by it, that science consists of old white men.”
Let the cleansing begin.
— Bolts27 (@27Bolts) August 28, 2019
Ludicrous. As a woman in science I never paid much mind to the sex of those before me.
— UCM (@alseybold) August 28, 2019
Liberals used to just rewrite history now they’ve “progressed” to erasing it altogether
— Claire Mahoney (@TaggertGirl) August 28, 2019
It's happening because nobody has a backbone to say. No, those are staying! Don't touch the murals. Don't touch the photos.?
— Renaissance woman ?? (@Beethovenlover5) August 28, 2019
This is like the roller coaster which has pushed past the apex of the track and is moving downhill at an ever quickening pace. Will there be a new conservative apex after the nadir of progressive stupidity? One can only hope.
— MNHutter (@Roadrash451) August 28, 2019
Earth is also now the center of universe. Copernicus and Galileo were white men so their contributions can no longer be justified.
— ModerateAmerican (@Mericanmoderate) August 28, 2019
Remember, these people "believe in science"
— ?? Brian de August (@applecharlie5) August 28, 2019
This is nuts.
— Say That Again (@PaulsYoungerBro) August 28, 2019
“We will depress white male participation until we are equal…” This won’t increase minority participation, but we will feel better. ??♂️?♂️
— Aslan's Friend (@N9ZF) August 28, 2019
What an exercise in stupidity. What matters is their achievement, not their color or country.
— RS Raines (@VieuxBourru) August 28, 2019
But what kind of message are universities sending “with these oil portraits and dusty old photographs?” They’re even dusty they’re so old and white.
When I last lectured in @BrighamWomens Bornstein auditorium, walls were adorned with portraits of prior luminaries of medicine & surgery. Connecting to a glorious past. Now all gone. Hope everyone is happy. I’m not. (Neither were those I asked- afraid to say openly). Sad. pic.twitter.com/Bsz89r2SBB
— Jeffrey Flier (@jflier) April 12, 2019
Universities have been the stomping ground of the commie revolutionaries inspired by Mao and the USSR. Americans have allowed this to happen, they continue to send their children and their money to these institutions and continue to act amazed that these kids come out warped.
— Knut Olaf Hettervik (@KnutOlafHetterv) August 28, 2019
How about diversity of mind instead of skin??
— Milehimama (@SharlaT69536220) August 28, 2019
These capitalist institutions that spew nothing but soviet level propaganda, now proceed not only to censor any free thought, but also erase, like the USSR in the past, any bit of historical fact that doesn't match their deluded fiction.
— miavolence (@barbiezwire) August 28, 2019
If you're a parent or a student in any institution that engages in this behavior, run!
As an expert on Soviet history, i can tell you this is evidence of advanced totalitarian thought cleansing.
— Edmund Burke (@edmundpburke) August 28, 2019
"Well sure, the scientific breakthroughs were amazing, and led to almost everything we know on the subject, but his skin wasn't swarthy enough, and he had dangly bits instead of an innie."
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) August 28, 2019
This is what universities preach at a price of 100k. For the low price of 25k, I'll call you up and tell you what a bad person you are every day at 7AM.
— Kerg (@kerg_in_wi) August 28, 2019
Who thinks America will make it to 2050?
— Jerry Watson (@JerryWa53084647) August 28, 2019
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s panel recommends doing away with all gifted programs to desegregate schools https://t.co/sJCsqePeQm
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 26, 2019