October 9, 2016

CLARENCE THOMAS: DISAPPEARED BY THE SMITHSONIAN, Kevin D. Williamson writes:

The Left is committed to its Long March through the Institutions, with a special emphasis on cultural and educational institutions, the commanding heights of public discourse. The Left corrupts everything it touches, and it subordinates everything it touches to politics. That is true of everything from the public schools to labor unions to Catholic seminaries. If you are a high-school sophomore in Lubbock, Texas, that might mean receiving an account of American history which consists almost exclusively of the Great Depression, Jim Crow, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, as I did. If you are a family of modest means that has saved its pennies for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to our nation’s capital with the intent of exposing your children, however briefly, to the best that has been thought and written in the American context, that means a museum of African-American history in which a major figure in African-American history has been airbrushed away like a Soviet apparatchik fallen into disfavor.

Ever since the debacle of the Enola Gay exhibition in 1994, we’ve known that the Smithsonian isn’t playing fair when it comes to American history. This memorable Iowahawk tweet sums up the museum’s curators rather well:

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