The Tinsel Whip: Museums Flagellate Themselves Over Police Killings

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kanas City, Mo. (TheGridExe/via Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 4.0)
George Floyd's murder is a police problem, not a museum one.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hat happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is terrible. I saw the tape and thought, “How awful . . . how brutal” but also “what a betrayal,” a betrayal to hundreds of thousands of good cops who follow the rules and put their lives on the line to keep us safe.

I soon got dozens of tweets and emails from museums and performing-arts venues about systemic racism. “We’ll do better,” most promise, as if they’re complicit in a crime whose culprits, in the real world, are all in Minneapolis.

They mostly sound the same. So much alignment of talking points is unprecedented



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