Author of The War on Cops, Heather Mac Donald, reported on the sad state of affairs at the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH), which has apparently been overlooked by President Trump. She explained the NEH continues the politically correct orientation of the previous administration. In fact, under acting NEH director Jon Peede, the Kansas state affiliate of the NEH recently promoted and screened the Black Lives Matter-inspired documentary, Whose Streets?
Mac Donald wrote: The NEH describes Whose Streets? as “an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising after unarmed teenager Michael Brown is shot by police and left lying on the street.” (Ferguson business owners and workers whose livelihoods were destroyed by vandalism, arson, and looting would no doubt demur from using the phrase “uprising” to describe the Ferguson riots. And if Brown lay in the street, that was because gunfire at the scene made it too dangerous for police detectives to investigate.) The directors of Whose Streets? call the media coverage of the Brown shooting a “modern day lynching.” Brown was a “young boy with a bright future,” the directors claim, not a thug or a criminal, as the media allegedly portrayed him. (Never mind that Brown had strong-armed a box of cigarillos from an immigrant convenience store worker in order to make blunts just before his encounter with Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, and that Brown had pummeled Wilson through the window of his car and tried to grab Wilson’s gun.)
Mac Donald concluded: Taxpayer dollars should not be underwriting a piece of propaganda like Whose Streets?; that they are doing so as a humanities initiative is preposterous.
Unless brought to his attention, President Trump is likely to name the acting director of the NEH, under whom the Whose Streets? screening was okayed, Jon Peede, to the permanent chair position.
President Trump: Please fire Jon Peede from the NEH and name someone that will support our brave law enforcement officers or who will at least not use taxpayer dollars to promote anti-police propaganda.