Multiracial whiteness or just plain old whiteness? - Granite Grok

Multiracial whiteness or just plain old whiteness?


Issued the year it opened.

“In the section, Smithsonian declares that “objective, rational, linear thinking,” “quantitative emphasis,” “hard work before play,” and various other values are aspects and assumptions of whiteness.

“Last July,  a Smithsonian museum apologized for a chart listing hard work and rational thought as traits of white culture.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture said in a statement Friday [July 17, 2020] that it was wrong to include the graphic in an online portal about race and racism in America.

It is important for us as a country to talk about race. We thank those who shared concerns about our ‘Talking About Race” online portal. We need these types of frank and respectful interchanges as we as a country grapple with how we talk about race and its impact on our lives,” the statement said. “We erred in including the chart. We have removed it, and we apologize.”


Well, they DID apologize…… there’s that.