USC Cinematic Arts school to remove John Wayne exhibit

USC Cinematic Arts school to remove John Wayne exhibit
John Wayne and Ward Bond stand tall during the climactic shootout scene in The Searchers (John Ford/Warner Brothers, 1956). YouTube

[Ed. – Eventually there will be no one dead left to cancel.  That’ll be a pivot point, one way or another.]

The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts announced Friday that it will remove its exhibit of Hollywood legend John Wayne, citing an initiative to promote “anti-racist cultural values” following protests from students.

“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,” Evan Hughes, the assistant dean of diversity and inclusion, said in a statement. “Therefore, it has been decided that the Wayne Exhibit will be removed.”

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