The Smithsonian is engaging in racism in the name of anti-racism, and if you don’t understand that, neither does anyone else with half a brain. From Thomas DiLorenzo at lewrockwell.com:
Two years ago I posted a sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek blog on the LRC Blog entitled “White Supremacy Defined.” My main point was that since no one in America was arguing for a legal/constitutional system that would give superior rights to white people, the Marxist mob that had been belly aching about “white supremacy” must obviously have a different definition in mind. As hardcore, ideological Marxists of the Leninist/Stalinist variety, their main obsession, as with all communists, is “inequality.” There’s too much inequality, as always, and far too many white people who are unequal to the so-called “black underclass,” as sociologists have labeled them.
As Henry Hazlitt once said: “The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others . . . . This basic hatred is the heart of Marxism.”
The Left always ignores the enormous success of millions of American black people over the generations, including self-made billionaires, while continuing to pretend that we are still living in the early twentieth century as far as race relations are concerned. (At one of those racial indoctrination camps required by my former university employer a consulting firm showed videos of black people being abused by police in the 1950s and ‘60s but nothing more recent. Their message was that nothing has changed).