The National Archives’ task force on racism issued a report this month that claimed that the Archives Rotunda, which contains the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, among other documents, pictures and statues, is itself an example of “structural racism.”
It also claimed that the Founding Fathers were depicted too positively in the records.
Additionally, 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The report also called for “trigger warnings” to be put in place with historical content to “forewarn audiences of content that may cause intense physiological and psychological symptoms.”
“Providing an advisory notice to users gives us an opportunity to mitigate harm and contextualize the records,” the report reads. “It creates a space to share with the public our ultimate goals for reparative description, demonstrate our commitment to the process, and address any barriers that we may face in achieving these goals (i.e., the size and scope of the Catalog and the ever-evolving knowledge we gain regarding what is harmful).”
In addition to actual racial slurs, the report had issue with terms like “elderly” and “illegal alien.”
The report claims that the OurDocuments.gov website that the Archives maintains with historical content and records has too much “adulatory and excessive” language about the Founders. The report called for the “the creation of safe spaces in every NARA facility.”
So, are they suggesting they’re going to put trigger warnings on the Declaration of Independence, so it doesn’t upset people? We’ve truly descended into deep, radical crazy, if they really intend to go there. And I thought “trigger warnings” was supposed to be a bad term now, too, to the leftists, as it made people think about guns. Apparently this report can’t even keep up with how fast the leftist crazy is moving.
There’s something very wrong, if we have people in power that think we really need “safe spaces” for people to be able to read our founding documents. Our founding documents were and are a light and an example to the world. They’re part of the reason that people came to this country, fleeing other nations who didn’t have that great gift of freedom. Nations, such as Communist nations that oppressed people, with the same ideology some on the left seem to want to embrace now and incorporate here.
We don’t need safe spaces. We need better civics education for our students, for them to learn more about and truly understand the greatness of our nation.
What’s most harmful about this is we’re doing ourselves in, from the inside.
Again, this really isn’t about “racism,” it’s about trying to demonize the Founders and the core understandings that Americans have of the basic goodness of the country. It’s about making the country “evil,” so that the core statements upon which we are based can be swept away for the far left agenda — which doesn’t value the rights of the individual, but wants to control based upon identity politics and radical theory.