Tuesday, April 03, 2018 by Ethan Huff
More anti-white racism is on gross display across social media after the Brooklyn Museum in New York recently decided to hire two qualified people with light skin to be the head curators of its African art collection.
The fact that both Drew Sawyer and Kristen Windmuller-Luna are neither brown nor black automatically makes them the wrong picks for the job, according to a horde of angry, primarily black Twitter users.
According to these white-haters, the fair-complected individuals are “cultural colonizers” because only people of color should be allowed to represent African art. And joining this chorus of virtue-signalers are left-leaning news outlets like The Huffington Post, which published a piece written by a Hispanic woman condemning the decision.
Even though both Sawyer and Windmuller-Luna are impressively qualified for their jobs, they shouldn’t have gotten them, the piece insinuates. It further claims that these picks highlight “a general lack of diversity in the arts,” again suggesting that white people should be passed up for jobs simply because they’re white.
Those upset about the situation are especially irked over the choice of Windmuller-Luna, who will serve as head manager of the Brooklyn Museum’s African art collections. Despite holding a Ph.D. in African Art History from Princeton University, and her prior experience as an African Arts research specialist at the Princeton University art museum, Windmuller-Luna doesn’t have black skin, and is thus not suited for her new position.
“Were the majority of African Americans privy to this.job [sic] opening?” asked one black Twitter user, adding, “I’m not questioning their credentials I’m questioning @brooklynmuseum process in making their choice.”
Others even went so far as to accuse the Brooklyn Museum of taking a page from the anti-white comic book film Black Panther, which casts all white people in a negative light by insinuating that they somehow “stole” African culture away from black people.
“I feel like I’m in a scene from #BlackPanther,” wrote another black Twitter user. “This is new [sic] Brooklyn.”
This user was presumably referring to a specific scene in Black Panther in which a character named Eric Killmonger was being guided through an African art museum by a white female curator. Killmonger accuses the curator of stealing the art from Africa, and proceeds to murder her in order to retrieve them.
In Windmuller-Luna’s defense, the Brooklyn Museum issued a statement outlining her extensive qualifications for the position, noting that she’s among the best when it comes to this particular area of cultural enrichment.
“Kristen is the perfect choice to build upon the Brooklyn Museum’s track record as an innovator in the collection and exhibition of the arts of Africa,” stated Jennifer Chi, a chief curator at the Brooklyn Museum, in a press release.
Chi added that Windmuller-Luna also has a “vision for a new permanent collection installation that transforms how viewers relate to the arts of Africa.”
But none of this seems to matter to the angry blacks who only see life through the lens of skin color, apparently. Even some white people, who’ve been trained like Pavlov’s dogs to express similar negative sentiments whenever other whites are granted positions of authority in 2018, are complaining about these hiring picks.
“We as museum professionals need to talk about the inclusion of this scene,” wrote Casey Haughin, an art student at Johns Hopkins University and editor of The Hopkins Exhibitionist, in an anti-white diatribe editorial that was published back in February.
“The museum is presented as an illegal mechanism of colonialism, and along with that, a space which does not even welcome those whose culture it displays,” the social justice warrior student added.
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