Smithsonian African American History Museum Defines ‘Whiteness’: Individualism, Science, Hard Work

Smithsonian African American History Museum Defines ‘Whiteness’: Individualism, Science, Hard Work. By Joel Pollack.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, part of the U.S. government-run Smithsonian Institution, includes a web page about “whiteness” in America that defines it to include individualism, science, and hard work.

Just reword a few lines and it might as well have come from the KKK’s Grand Wizard.

The website goes on to advise: “If you identify as white, acknowledging your white racial identity and its privileges is a crucial step to help end racism. Facing your whiteness is hard and can result in feelings of guilt, sadness, confusion, defensiveness, or fear.”

Steve Sailer:

Obviously, this [graphic above] is intended with hostility … but if you subtitled it “How to Get to the Moon by 1969” and tacked it up on a college bulletin board, there’d be a nationwide freakout over secret white supremacists running amok on campus.

African American History Museum’s website says being on time is a marker of ‘whiteness’, by Carly Ortiz-Lytle.

The National African American History Museum suggests being on time, self-reliance, avoidance of conflict and intimacy, and rugged individualism are markers of “whiteness.”

But jokes that equate lateness with “being on African time” would probably get you fired by leftists nowadays.

Rod Dreher:

Aside from the anti-white stereotypes here, notice the inadvertently anti-black insanity: things like hard work, being on time, cause and effect, “rational thinking,” respect for authority, politeness — all these things, according to the museum, are manifestations of “whiteness.” Did David Duke write this stuff? It’s crazy! If a white man said that black people are lazy, can’t keep to a schedule, have no respect for authority, can’t think straight, are rude, etc. — he would be rightly criticized as racist. …

The museum teaches black people that being on time for work is racist oppression. Don’t believe me? Look. What kind of country do the museum curators want?

I can’t get over this. If you assume that everything these curators say below is true, then you can explain a great deal of the chronic problems within black America. What kind of neighborhood would you expect to have if most of the people in it devalued hard work, rejected the idea that they needed to be on time, refused to defer gratification, did not respect authority, sought out conflict, laughed at politeness, rejected the traditional family model, and so forth? You’d have communities that were beset by crime and generational poverty, without the cultural tools to overcome the chaos. There are plenty of white people in this country who live by similar rules — and they’re chronically poor too.

Asians must be bemused. Most of the “whiteness” markers apply just as much to them. Those markers hardly belong to any particular race, but are just what smarter people in smarter societies do to succeed. They are markers of success.

This US Government website is, of course, just state-sponsored racism. Changing the definition of racism to sanctify their prejudices and discrimination does not change the immorality and backwardness of the new left. A rose by any other name smells just as sweet.

The left call themselves “progressives”, but it’s just an elaborate form of denial as part of their quest for political power via the votes of non-white identity groups. The science, in what is the best-researched issue in all of the social sciences, is perfectly clear — large groups of people do NOT have identical statistical characteristics. So deal with that truth, instead of persecuting it.

Looking forward to the Smithsonian’s graphics on black culture, hispanic culture, and asian culture. Don’t be shy, bigots!

hat-tip Stephen Neil