The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture has a rather lengthy piece at their website about spotting signs of whiteness and white culture. What kind of things does the list include? Byron York shared just a few:
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
I do not understand why any of this is necessary. There's plenty of legitimately malicious aspects of race relations in the US, why attack concepts and values which are good for anyone regardless of skin color (which I think is most of the things enumerated here)? https://t.co/giWIKt74yq
— Avi Woolf, Wilderness Conservative🐺 (@AviWoolf) July 15, 2020
2020 really is something else.
WTF is this ignorant nonsense?! This museum needs to go if this is what they're trying to push. https://t.co/hDKx9Vk8B2
— Taurus Takes (@TakesTaurus) July 15, 2020
Shhh- nobody tell the Americans of Chinese, Indian, Iranian, Korean or Filipino origin that they are actually white, according to this chart.
— chris sullivan (@navillus126) July 15, 2020
So um this is crazy https://t.co/0AI2atePhL
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 15, 2020
A prominent American museum believes monotheism is a product of white culture. Mohammed is perplexed. https://t.co/ZhgSu54VbB
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 15, 2020
And here I was thinking it's racist to assume only white people think rationally, work hard, or teach their children independence. Now that I'm educated, I know better. https://t.co/IRlHKWlRQA
— Kayla Elizabeth (@VixenRogue) July 15, 2020
It’s all very confusing.
Whew! Thank a non-denominational, non-gendered, anti-patriarchal deity that may or may not exist that we got this warning to be on the watch for things that have made societies successful.
That was close. https://t.co/qWHUspRuPq
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) July 15, 2020
The thing is, my tax dollars are going for this heaping pile of bullcrap. https://t.co/AADZTiP1BG
— Melissa Mackenzie (@MelissaTweets) July 15, 2020
I wish to God in Heaven that this was a joke. https://t.co/mzOOO1m6jp
— Mark Davis (@MarkDavis) July 15, 2020
So… self-reliance, the scientific method, and hard work are all symptoms of "whiteness"?
I'm sorry, can we stop the simulation and reboot. https://t.co/GybUYl2pw9
— Megan Logan (@mlogancreative) July 15, 2020
best thing I've seen in weeks…
Emphasis on Scientific method = WHITE BIAS
Work-before-Play mentality = WHITE BIAS
Respect Authority = WHITE BIAS
Planning for the future = WHITE BIAS
— Amanda House (@AmandaLeeHouse) July 15, 2020
This is some of the craziest shit I’ve ever read. https://t.co/8AFhfhRSSM
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) July 15, 2020
Sorry, but I refuse to believe that hard work, objectivity, self-reliance, competitive drive, and hope are attributes unique to white people. https://t.co/jFtbA0VLz2
— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) July 15, 2020
If “work hard” is a sign of white culture, somebody forgot to tell Barack Obama: