The National Archives says its own rotunda is structurally racist in new report

Jun 28th

Like all our woke bureaucracies these days, the National Archives has a task force on racism.

In the best use of your tax dollars ever spent, said task force released a report saying that the National Archives Rotunda is a super racist symbol and trashed the Founding Fathers for extra credit:

Please understand, this report is not simply saying that there are exhibits inside the rotunda that are "structurally" racist.

It's claiming the rotunda itself is racist.

The report categorized the National Archives' Rotunda as another example of "structural racism" as it "lauds wealthy White men in the nation's founding while marginalizing BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and other People of Color], women, and other communities."

The task force suggests ways to "reimagine the Rotunda," including staging "dance or performance art in the space that invites dialogue about the ways that the United States has mythologized the founding era."

The report also calls for "trigger warnings" to be placed on any yucky historical content "that may cause intense physiological and psychological symptoms."

Since the rotunda was designed by a white guy named John Russell Pope, there may be no way to redeem it, but perhaps we could change the problematic paintings by Barry Faulkner that show Thomas Jefferson handing the Declaration to John Hancock and James Madison handing the Constitution to George Washington.

Here's a more appropriate layout for our "morally superior" modern age:

As if this wasn't bad enough, the National Archives decided to trash Founding Fathers like Thomas Jefferson:

" features transcripts and historical context of ‘100 milestone documents of American history' but often uses adulatory and excessive language to document the historical contributions of White, wealthy men," the report reads before taking aim at Jefferson.

"For example, a search of Thomas Jefferson in brings up 24 results. He is described in this sample lesson plan as a ‘visionary' who took ‘vigorous action' to strengthen the ‘will of the nation to expand westward,'" the report continues.

"The plan does not mention that his policy of westward expansion forced Native Americans off their ancestral land, encouraged ongoing colonial violence, and laid the groundwork for further atrocities like the Trail of Tears," it added.

I'm all for considering the good and bad actions of historical figures, but that's not what this is. National Archivist David Ferriero, who was appointed to an indefinite tenure by Obama in 2009, commissioned this "task force" specifically after George Floyd's death to be in line with our system of woke institutions.

Their goal?

The erasure of all of America's foundations on the belief that they and the people who founded them were irredeemably evil and must be ultimately replaced to progress into a glorious future.

Remember, next time you visit any piece of classical architecture, make sure to decry it as racist. That goes double if there's anything good written about the historical accomplishments of people deemed too white to be on the "right side" of history!


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