So the University of Southern California recently put in a new art exhibit called “Dismantle Whiteness,” which is definitely as racist as it sounds, but while all the “woke” students might be enjoying this “art,” someone decided to tell the truth.
A sign was hung up next to the exhibit exclaiming boldly that “White Male Privilege is A Myth,” for all the world to see. Well, more like everyone on campus anyway.
Care to guess what happened next?
The College Fix has the details:
The recently installed “DISMANTLE WHITENESS AND MISOGYNY ON THIS CAMPUS” ceiling message is one part of a larger art display at an entrance to the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism building. The piece also includes large sketch drawings of four women of color on walls flanking the doorway.
The mural was designed by the feminist artist collective When Women Disrupt in conjunction with students in the class “Women: Designing Media for Social Change.”
“The installation is intended to spark dialogue,” communications Professor Alison Trope has said in a statement to The College Fix about the exhibit.
Yet, when someone else wanted to spark some dialogue with a counter-protest exhibit of sorts, that was quickly removed.
The hand-made poster stating “White Male Privilege Is A Myth … Dismantle divisiveness on this campus!” was taken down after it was spotted by a professor, USC Annenberg Media reports.
“A poster put up in response to the art installation said ‘White Male Privilege Is A Myth.’ At 9:08 on Monday morning an Annenberg professor saw the poster and took a photo. It was taken down shortly thereafter. She said that it wasn’t there Friday when she left,” student journalist Arielle Smith reported on April 12. “It is unclear who put the poster up or who took it down. We will update the story as more details emerge.”
The takeaway from this seems to be that racism as a whole isn’t necessarily bad, depending on who the target of said racism might happen to be.
If it’s aimed at white folk, not only is it morally acceptable to be racist, it’s almost required. Take an opportunity to bash a white person simply for being white and you could possibly end up a comedian making millions of dollars from YouTube and Google.
There’s no doubt race relations are at an all-time low in America, but how is that ever going to improve by silencing free speech and by not understanding our freedom?
Hint: It’s not.
We need to start emphasizing our shared humanity while celebrating the cultural differences we all have if we want to move forward toward racial harmony. Connecting with each other via human experience will strengthen our bonds together and help us look at each other for more than the color of our skin.
It’s too bad such an idea has become so unpopular.