Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 Posted October 14, 2021 Share Posted October 14, 2021 And, in the name of "Diversity," that's exactly what the Art Institute of Chicago did: Art Institute of Chicago fires [unpaid, volunteer] docents because there are too many white women in their ranks. Quote For more than 60 years, crews of volunteer and beloved docents have faithfully, skillfully and happily introduced a million school children, museum members, donors and other groups to the treasures of the Art Institute of Chicago. And now the 82 docents been fired. Unexpectedly, rudely, immediately and for the flimsiest and most insulting of reasons: Because most are white. They will be eventually replaced by a “limited number of paid educators ,” less experienced and knowledgeable part-timers who will receive a munificent $25 dollars an hour.... Yet, boiled down, the justification for the firing is that the docents are white and women of means. In other words, women who have the time to go through the thorough, lengthy and extensive training that’s required. And who have the hours to actually conduct the tours. Women of higher education and a in thrall of the arts. Not black or brown enough are they. Not poor enough. They’re women of privilege. All too much “merit” going on at the Art Institute. Wow. Replacements will be properly inclusive, based on “an income equity-focused lens.” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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