Thursday, September 15, 2016
Racism at Allentown Art Museum?
Though Rachel claims to be upset by the "things that actually came out of the mouth" of her tour guide, she acknowledges she has few direct quotes. She fails to identify the tour guide, who might dispute or add context to some of Rachel's perceptions.
One of the examples of bias she cites is the tour guide's inability to use the words "Latino" and "Hispanic" properly. Gimme a break, Rachel. To preach that this is evidence of bigotry is to display the very kind of political correctness that just drives people nutz. Some just honestly get confused. Trust me on that one, Rachel.
But Rachel cites plenty of other examples that indicate that the Allentown Art Museum's exhibit has failed to awaken this tour guide's sensitivity to those who are different.
In response to Rachel's story, the Allentown Art Museum responds that it "does not condone such sentiment, ideas, or language. We are deeply disturbed that such comments as you described in your post have been associated with this museum. This is neither what we stand for nor what we are willing to tolerate."
But id what Rachel is saying is accurate, then that's precisely what these artsy-fartsies are doing.