March 30, 2015
The African President of America is calling for national parks to become more diverse.
Only this time, the message is not “it needs to be more diverse because White people have no rights to be alone anywhere,” but rather “there aren’t enough White people paying to keep this thing going.”
They have also announced they are going to redefine the word “park” in an attempt to make things simpler for Brown people.
After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there’s also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that’s aging and mostly white.
In studying public perceptions, park officials found many people think national parks are only located in the West — places such as Yellowstone and Yosemite. They don’t realize urban sites such as the Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Little Rock Central High School and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington are also national parks. So the agency wants to redefine the word “park” and show that these sites increasingly reflect the nation’s diversity.
It’s a critical moment to “reset the parks for the next century,” so that they don’t become parks for people of the past, said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. “If we don’t reach out and become relevant to a broader population, we won’t have the support the parks need to do their jobs in the future.”
This is absolutely a sign of things to come. Who do these people think is going to keep everything running – and keep paying for things – after all the White people are gone?
What exactly is the plan here, again? I keep forgetting.