National Archives Criticized By Republicans Over Report Labeling Rotunda Example Of ‘structural Racism’

National Archives Criticized By Republicans Over Report Labeling Rotunda Example Of ‘structural Racism’

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Republican lawmakers took aim at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) over the agency’s racism task force report that called the National Archives’ own Rotunda an example of “structural racism.”

The report, which was critical of the Founding Fathers, claimed that the Rotunda – which houses the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution – is an example of “structural racism” because it “lauds wealthy White men in the nation’s founding while marginalizing BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and other People of Color], women, and other communities.”

NATIONAL ARCHIVES’ RACISM TASK FORCE SAYS OWN ROTUNDA EXAMPLE OF ‘STRUCTURAL RACISM,’ KNOCKS FOUNDING FATHERS

The task force suggested 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 The report also called for “trigger warnings” to be put in place with historical content to “forewarn audiences of content that may cause intense physiological and psychological symptoms.”

Republicans were sharply critical of the report in comments to Fox News.

House Oversight Committee ranking member James Comer, R-Ky., slammed the National Archives’ report as “radical” and “nothing more than progressive propaganda seeking to erase our nations’ history.”

“America should be celebrated, not reviled — especially by our own federal government. This report is a prime example of government waste. Taxpayer dollars should not be used to fund a woke agenda seeking to revise America’s history.”

Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., a member of the House Oversight Committee, excoriated NARA in a Monday email to Fox News, saying the “National Archives is charged with preserving history, not rewriting it.”

“This task force’s report is another outrageous example of how the Left’s toxic ‘woke’ cancel culture has seeped into America’s federal government,” Hice continued. “Our Founding Fathers gave us a set of principles and aspirations that h

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