Colleges doing stupid things in the name of anti-racism isn’t a new thing (see BUSTED: College ‘Diversity Council’ Caught Posting Fake Racist Flyers). Especially when art is involved. This idiocy, however, deserves an honorable mention. It’s just too deliciously hypocritical.
USC erected a mural meant to fight racism and sexism. It’s equal parts racist and sexist. Also, it was created by feminists because of course.
The mural was designed by the feminist artist collective When Women Disrupt.
Recently installed at an entrance to the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism building, it depicts large sketch drawings of four women of color on walls flanking the doorway with the words “DISMANTLE WHITENESS AND MISOGYNY ON THIS CAMPUS” posted on the ceiling above it.
The bigger point here: if you substituted whiteness with any other color (i.e.: blackness, brownness, yellowness), USC would be trampled and destroyed. In Berkeley fashion. Also, note how the sign makes no mention of misandry. Woman-hating not allowed. Man-hating perfectly okay.
Fret not, the school offered a detailed explanation of their racist, sexist art.
“The installation is intended to spark dialogue,” communications Professor Alison Trope said. “To that end, the signage is meant to offer grounding of terms and ideas. There is no expectation that everyone agree with the statement offered by the artists, but hopefully viewers can acknowledge the experience of peers on campus around these issues.”
Here’s the flyer accompanying the art. On a side note, if you need to explain your art it isn’t very good. Rookie mistake.
Ah, so they ascribed their own definition to “whiteness.” They really mean white supremacy. Something which isn’t a thing in 2018’s America. These words shouldn’t be problematic, to borrow a leftist favorite, because they have a special secret meaning. How convenient for them. Methinks progressives wouldn’t let such an excuse fly if the roles were reversed. Again, picture a banner calling for the destruction of blackness. Now picture it burning in the flames of SJW anger. There would be a national outcry, not a bunch of feminists giving themselves a pat on the cellulite-riddled butt for a job well done.
The left is constantly shifting the goalposts. When a banana is so much as left in the presence of a minority, it’s a hate crime. When white people are blatantly targeted, it’s artistic expression.
Something smells fishy. Probably the feminist art collective.