Manhattan Institute

Heather MacDonald: Nightmare at the Museum

Broadcast Running Time: 26:45

John Loeffler

March 14, 2022

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'Go Woke, Go Broke' has been primarily associated with companies, but now it seems like museums are being affected. Joining us today is Heather MacDonald (manhattan-institute.org), Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. She describes how the Art Institute of Chicago, along with other museums in the U.S., are trying to diversify by firing their current docents – due to overwhelming whiteness – and hiring new ones based solely on skin color and ethnicity. But when they say they have a problem with 'whiteness,' what they really mean is that they have a problem with Western Civilization. And when a museum is at odds with that, not only could donations take a hit, but also their whole reason for being is called into question.

The media, educrats, and many politicians have come out against school choice, but what do those who would be affected by it think about the issue?  Ray Domanico (www.manhattan-institute.org), Senior Fellow and Director of Education Policy at the Manhattan Institute, joins us to discuss his report showing where school choice is popular and who wants it the most.  He covers the evolution of school choice from an alternative for those who wanted to teach according to their faith, to being an escape from the leftist ideologies found in today's public schools.  Why do some school districts fight so vociferously against school choice?