Considering the ongoing Black Lives Matter fights, calls have been made to audit certain verifiable figures extending from US presidents, slave dealers, and now actors. Presently the University of Southern California is evacuating a display on Wild West on-screen character John Wayne.
Wayne died in 1979, said he didn’t feel remorseful about subjugation, and guaranteed Native Americans were “selfishly trying to keep” land for themselves and utilized homophobic slurs.
USC students have fought for a considerable length of time to evacuate the Wayne show off their grounds due to his comments.
The university’s assistant dean of diversity and inclusion, Evan Hughs, said in a statement: “I am writing to update you on plans for the Wayne exhibit, located in the main building of the School of Cinematic Arts Complex.
“Conversations about systemic racism in our cultural institutions along with the recent global, civil uprising by the Black Lives Matter Movement require that we consider the role our School can play as a change-maker in promoting antiracist cultural values and experiences.
“Therefore, it has been decided that the Wayne Exhibit will be removed.”
John Wayne died back in 1979 after suffering cancer.
Fights over the display initially started in 2019 after remarks made by Wayne in 1971 reemerged on the web.
In the comments published in Playboy, Wayne said: “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility.
“I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.
“I don’t feel guilty about the fact that five or 10 generations ago these people were slaves.
All the contents of the presentation, which was introduced in 2012, will currently be housed in the Cinematic Arts Library archive.