The Diversity Problem
It has been dismissed time and time again. It is usually backed by the sincere fictions surrounding the colorblind rhetoric or American post-racial ideologies. But apparently, the results of the — all men created equal mantra — inclusivity project in a democratic nation of immigrants is proving otherwise, especially under the Trump administration.
“I don’t care about diversity. I don’t really think that’s important anymore.” — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
This coming from a guy who heads an institution that is responsible for the management and conservation of federal land and natural resources that oversees the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service among others. If Zinke could, he would also protect what President Trump described as the “beautiful” statues of confederate pro slavery generals that rose to great controversy and debate during President Trump’s first year in office.
“Where do you start and where do you stop?” Zinke asked a Breitbart reporter in an interview published Sunday. “It’s a slippery slope. If you’re a native Indian, I can tell you, you’re not very happy about the history of General Sherman or perhaps President Grant.”
Zinke: If We Take Down Confederate Statues, 'Indians' Will Start Complaining
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says that the Trump Administration will not remove Confederate monuments from federal…
Where Does It Start?
That narrative or European-American framing of American history and its Civil War atrocities is simply more fodder for the Lost Cause platitudes and amelioration for the confederacy and its…