Monday, October 27, 2014

Racist architecture?

This idiot is serious!

Situation: Denver’s Union Station is undergoing restoration. The “fine arts critic” of the Denver Post says the architecture of the station is racist.

“Union Station is a neo-classical mix of styles — European styles. The symmetry, arched windows, ornate cornice and stacked, stone walls have their roots in the glory days of France, England, Greece and Rome, in empires that were nearly absent of ethnic minorities and who felt fully at ease invading, exploiting and actually enslaving the people of Africa, subcontinent Asia and South America.

“Yes, that’s all in the past; things have changed. But the $54 million renovation of Union Station doesn’t take that into account. It restores the symbols of an old world with no updates. The gilded chandeliers have been rewired, the marble polished, but there’s no nod to the present, no interior walls in the bright colors of Mexico, no Asian simplicity is in the remix. There are no giant sculptures by African-American artists bonused into the lobby, no murals on the basement walls.”

http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_26742711/did-diversity-miss-train-union-stations-architecture?source=infinite

Link at http://neveryetmelted.com/

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