Are you successful? Work hard?
Sorry, but you may be white.
It is a warning sign of how pathological the American left’s obsession with race has become. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (one of the Smithsonian museums!) issued a handy dandy chart (suitable for posting on the kitchen fridge) detailing that insidious curse: Whiteness. Today, the museum retracted the chart, which we reproduce here nonetheless Their semi-apology may indicate that the pendulum is swinging back to jabbering-in-the road crazy from bouncing-off-the-walls insane. Their statement:
[The National Museum of African American History and Culture] recently unveiled “Talking About Race,” an online portal providing research, studies, and other academic materials from the fields of history, education, psychology, and human development. Our goal in doing so was to contribute to a discussion on this vitally important subject that millions of Americans are grappling with.
Since yesterday, certain content in the “Talking About Race” portal has been the subject of questions that we have taken seriously. We have listened to public sentiment and have removed a chart [shown above] that does not contribute to the productive discussion we had intended. …
Since white people in America hold most of the political, institutional, and economic power, they receive advantages that nonwhite groups do not. These benefits and advantages, of varying degrees, are known as white privilege. For many white people, this can be hard to hear, understand, or accept – but it is true. If you are white in America, you have benefited from the color of your skin.
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.
Dr. Robin DiAngelo coined the term white fragility to describe these feelings as “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.” Since white people “live in a social environment that insulates them from race-based stress,” whites are rarely challenged and have less of a tolerance to race-based stress.”
As for Blaska (not to be overly polite), he identifies as tired of this identity politics B.S., if you’ll pardon our Anglo-Saxon English. If the Smithsonian is saying Blacks do NOT believe in hard work are they then affirming the worst of the KKK’s stereotypes?
Now let’s bust one of THEIR stereotypes: No meat and potatoes today at the Stately Manor; it’s Friday fish fry.