USC To Remove John Wayne Exhibit

The USC School of Cinematic Arts will remove a John Wayne exhibit, according to a Friday announcement.

“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 anti-racist cultural values and experiences,” said Evan Hughes, USC’s assistant dean of diversity and inclusion

“Therefore, it has been decided that the Wayne exhibit will be removed.”

Hughes said materials in the exhibit will be moved into the Cinema School Library.

“Placing them within the proper archival and research context will allow scholarship to continue on the role that John Wayne’s films played in the history of cinema,” Hughes said.

USC decided it December not to remove the exhibit but to expand it and tell a more complete story of cinema and the American West.

Wayne’s controversial 1971 Playboy interview sparked the original protests over the exhibit: “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility,” Wayne said. “I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.”

37 thoughts on “USC To Remove John Wayne Exhibit

  1. Will USC under President Carol Folt’s SJW leadership next dismantle the Ron Howard Screening Room in USC’s Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts for Howard’s portrayal of White Privileged Opie in the lily-white pro-police Deep South North Carolina setting of “The Andy Griffith Show”?

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    1. Remind us 22, why did Heap Big John Wayne sit out WWII on the dangerous Island of Balboa?

      I mean in the movies Big John would normally wipe out a Japanese Div. t using just one 1911 .45 pistol that he never had to reload.

      That’s highly impressive 22, even for a banana actor on a back lot movie stage/set. Donald J. loves Johnny Wayne; birds of a feather as it were.

      #Can’twaitforNov3.

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      1. Speaking to you as a friend— please don’t get too pumped up about November 3……
        #…ITriedToWarnCharlieBucketIn2016…..

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      2. Tell us, Owns, why did your role model the pervert SenileJoe just plagiarize the slogan “Build Back Better” from the UN? Apaprently the 27 year of Art History majors that comprise this staff thought no one would notice that the UN used it… 3 months ago!

        LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      3. gt –over the years Owns has written smart posts on everything from baseball to Mark Twain — he’s gotta see that Biden is fucked in the head…..
        #It’sEmbarrassingToWatch&AnInsultToTheCountry
        #[No–HashtagIsNotAboutClayHelton]…..

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      4. Marion Robert Morrison (his friends called him Mary) kept the best kept secret in Hollywood after The Rock.

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  2. What a chicken chit move. USC was proud to call Wayne an alumni for 50 years after that interview. Now he is out of style. Never mind all the charities he funded and support he gave USC. What a poor choice Folt was. I will never send USC one red cent (sorry if that offended any Indians) again for support.

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    1. Evan Hughes – the diversity officer making that statement – should be replaced. Not about the politics – rather, USC should hire people who can think independently for themselves and make reasonable judgments, not issue empty press releases that parrot back the stuff we hear 50 times a day.

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      1. This is why they are getting rid of John Wayne at USC- it’s the same Marxist thinking pushed by the City Of Seattle that requires all whites to be brainwashed to hate themselves:

        “Last month, the City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness,” a program designed to help white workers examine their “complicity in the system of white supremacy” and “interrupt racism in ways that are accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color.” Hoping to learn more, I submitted a public records request for all documentation related to the training. The results are disturbing.

        At the beginning of the session, the trainers explain that white people have internalized a sense of racial superiority, which has made them unable to access their “humanity” and caused “harm and violence” to people of color. The trainers claim that “individualism,” “perfectionism,” “intellectualization,” and “objectivity” are all vestiges of this internalized racial oppression and must be abandoned in favor of social-justice principles. In conceptual terms, the city frames the discussion around the idea that black Americans are reducible to the essential quality of “blackness” and white Americans are reducible to the essential quality of “whiteness”—that is, the new metaphysics of good and evil.”

        https://www.city-journal.org/seattle-interrupting-whiteness-training

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      2. Senile Joe must be removed as Democrat candidate for president for his comments saying he didn’t want his kids growing up in a racial Jungle!

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    1. LMFAO!!!!

      There isn’t anyone demanding that the state of Indiana change it’s name.

      This fool gotroll22 is a habitual liar just like Trump.

      LOL!!!!

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      1. Sure there is, preachy Libtards like you are obsessed with destroying everything about this nation. You hero the habitual liar Senile Joe actually believes his lie that he played college football for the University of Delaware. Too bad for you and him it isn’t true.

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      2. Sure there is, preachy Libtards like you are obsessed with destroying everything about this nation. You hero the habitual liar Senile Joe actually believes his lie that he played college football for the University of Delaware and that he was arrested tryimng to meet Nelson Mandela…. Too bad for you and him it isn’t true.

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  3. Is there anything more embarrassing than having an assistant dean of diversity and inclusion. Does this mean that there is DEAN of diversity and inclusion? Really, tuition is paying for these ridiculous job. Of course, she wants to dump the Duke. Next on the list is pulling down Tommy Trojan…that’s the MO of Carol Dolt…. what a tragedy that she got hired.

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  4. Keep going down the SJW Yellow Brick Road President Folt and watch you’re already pissed off alumni abandon the school for good. This is what happens when you cave in to a small group of “oppressed” individuals who claim to have been victimized by the “toxic, racist, culture at USC”. Do yourself a favor and get out of your SJW Bubble and take a look around. People are getting fed up with preached to by your ilk about how racist and horrendous they are.

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  5. C.L. Max Nikias tried to cover up years of scandal that he knew about, why hasn’t USC removed and severed ties with him?

    From LA News…

    USC has been repeatedly rocked with scandal, after scandal, after scandal this past year and a half — from doctors accused of sexually abusing students to the medical school dean’s involvement with a prostitute and hard drugs, the loss of accreditation for a prestigious medical fellowship program, and now a report of severe budget problems at its social work school. Having trouble keeping up? Here’s a quick recap:

    FACULTY TAKES A STAND

    A group of USC faculty who have been critical of the university’s handling of the scandals sent a letter to USC leaders seeking more faculty input in university policies and reforms.

    The May 8, 2019 letter from the 360-member Concerned Faculty of USC says “strong faculty governance” could have helped avoid scandals over bribes for admissions, the loss of accreditation for a medical school fellowship, and the search for the university’s chief academic officer, the provost.

    “As we look to the future, we seek to create genuinely open conversations with the administration of USC, along with staff, students and other community members, with a clear sense that faculty are the keepers of the flame that illuminates higher education,” the letter says

    The letter was sent to Interim President Wanda Austin and incoming President Carol Folt several hours after faculty at the School of Social Work, once rated among the best in the nation, held a meeting at which they discussed a report in the Los Angeles Times that revealed a budget deficit of as much as $40 million and lowered admissions standards for students.

    “The fact that that [school of social work administrators] were proliferating these masters programs with no academic standards that were just to raise money for university,” said USC Law Professor Ariela Gross, a Concerned Faculty of USC leader. “That money was coming before educational quality is something faculty have been raising alarms about.”

    ACCREDITATION REVOKED

    USC’s medical school and the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center jointly run a renowned fellowship program that trains physicians to become specialists in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

    On April 23, 2019, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) revoked the fellowship program’s accreditation, effective in June 2020.They notified USC that the university will not be able to appeal this decision.

    The council said USC and the County Medical Center “failed to demonstrate substantial compliance” with its accreditation requirements, but did not provide further detail. In an internal memo, USC medical school dean, Dr. Laura Mosqueda, said the decision was based on concerns about “resident safety and wellness processes.”

    The specifics of those concerns were not disclosed.

    Dr. Janis Orlowski, chief healthcare officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges, said it’s rare for a teaching hospital to lose accreditation for a fellowship program. “It’s pretty serious,” she said.

    While she said she doesn’t know the details of the council’s investigation, she said such action usually happens after certain steps, ranging from a corrective action plan to probation, are taken. If ACGME stripped accreditation from the cardiovascular fellowship without taking those steps first, “it speaks to either the seriousness of the issue, or the fact that the attempts to correct the problems have not been successful.”

    Cardiovascular care for patients at the medical center is not at risk, Orlowski said, but the withdrawal of accreditation means that USC will cause gaps in staffing that will have to be filled by other doctors.

    Other medical training programs at USC and the County Medical Center remain accredited, but the council took the unusual step of placing the institutions as a whole on probation.

    The ACGME ruling comes a little over a year after a medical resident in the cardiovascular program alleged that a cardiologist sexually assaulted her and other fellows. In a lawsuit, the resident, Dr. Meena Zareh, said USC and the county failed to properly investigate her complaints. The cardiologist, Dr. Guillermo Andres Cortes, was temporarily stripped of his medical license.

    It is unclear whether the assault complaint was among the “resident safety” concerns cited by Dr. Mosqueda in her memo. But the loss of accreditation for the cardiovascular fellowship program is yet another black eye for USC’s medical school (more on those below).

    Two classes of current fellows in the cardiovascular program will be allowed to continue and graduate in 2020. USC said it hopes to establish a replacement program before the current one ceases next year.

    THE PAY-TO-PLAY BRIBERY SCANDAL

    On March 12, 2019 the U.S. Justice Department revealed that it had charged four current and former USC athletic officials with corruption charges related to a national college admission bribery scheme.

    Prosecutors said the conspiracy was orchestrated by Newport Beach resident William “Rick” Singer through a college admission advising company and a non-profit charity. Singer used decades of experience as an independent college admissions advisor and relationships with college officials and test taking employees nationwide to promise parents guaranteed admission to elite colleges.

    Prosecutors charged the following with racketeering conspiracy:

    – Donna Heinel, USC senior associate athletic director
    – Ali Khosroshahin, former head coach of USC women’s soccer
    – Laura Janke, former USC assistant coach of women’s soccer
    – Jovan Vavic, USC water polo coach

    On the day of the investigation USC announced it had fired Heinel and Vavic. Lawyers for the four could not be reached for comment. They’re scheduled to appear in court on March 25.

    Prosecutors alleged that the USC employees worked with Singer to greenlight fabricated sports histories and achievements so that students would be admitted to USC as athletic recruits.

    In one instance prosecutors allege that Singer schemed with Las Vegas resident Gamal Abdelaziz to fabricate basketball playing history and awards for his daughter that would be submitted to Heinel in order to admit her to the university as an athletic recruit. Abdelaziz paid Singer’s charity $300,000. His daughter was admitted as a recruit and Singer’s foundation began sending Heinel monthly $20,000 payments.

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  6. Every time I think USC administration can’t get more politically correct I find myself being surprised by the utter stupidity. Who if any will benefit by rewriting the legacy of John Wayne? His movies were not anything but entertainment. If you don’t like John Wayne don’t watch his movies. I actually wonder what he’d say if he were alive to defend himself.
    However he is not here and it is unfair to take words from a men’s magazine and repaint a picture of a man who many considered a hero. I am not sure anything is served by removing an exhibit erected in his memory.
    Points earned by this action will soon fade, but the sheer stupidity will last forever and solidifies the resolve of those who believe the way he has portrayed as believing.

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    1. Wayne said. “I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.”

      Nothing controversial about that portion of John Wayne’s statement. If that were the standard today, Ms. Folt would never have been hired as the President. Half of the USC administration would not have a job. It really irks me that a great American icon such as John Wayne is judged unworthy by a bunch of feckless, undeserving, bureaucrats. Enough is enough. It is a private university. Take it back.

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      1. John Wayne was far from perfect (a fact he’d happily admit himself)…..but compared to that pathetic fraud we hired as President, he’s a demigod.

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    2. Owns, you shouldn’t consider the pervert Senile Joe as your role model, you stupid preachy Libtard. But then finishing 76 out of 85 would be an improvement for you.

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  7. There must be some Charles Darwin statues that we can tear down. He was a racist. His most famous book was ‘On the origin of the species’. That book put him on the map. But you want to know what the whole name of that book was. It was ‘On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life’. Who do you think that those “favored races” were? Let me give you a hint. It wasn’t the black, brown or asian races. And what about Margaret Sanger, the founder of ‘Planned Parenthood’. She was also a racist too. She once called blacks “weeds”. She started the infamous ‘Negro Project’ which was nothing more, nothing less than a program to sterilize all blacks so they couldn’t have babies and thus eliminate the black race. Why are a good per cent of the PP centers today in black areas. Everyone is talking about Black Lives Matter today. But what about the 247 black lives that are extinguished EVERYDAY in PP centers. That’s 4,532,450 dead blacks in the last 50 years. Do those Black Lives Matter? Let’s go around the country and tear down some Margaret Sanger statues.

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    1. Margaret Sanger also hated Irish Catholics. They were poor, uneducated and had large families. Margaret called them “human weeds.” She wanted them sterilized as well. I believe she was given a postage stamp and a street is named after her in NYC.

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      1. I’m not sure that this would make a difference. When she talked about “weeds”, she was definitely talking about the blacks. Whether she was also talking about Irish, I don’t know. I have never read about any ‘Irish Project’ to sterilize all the Irish but let’s just say that was true for arguments sake. She still certainly thought that there were some groups who inherantly were lower class types of people( I don’t think she knew that much about genes at that time) and she wanted to rid the world of those people and the blacks were one of those people. That makes her a racist. If congressman John Doe wanted to eliminate all the blacks but he also wanted to eliminate all the blonde haired blue eyed Swedes, would that make him any less of a racist?

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  8. It was a different time when John Wayne made those comments. The lense that is used today is much different then that used back then. You would hope educated university rationale minds would prevail but no they’re part of this present circus culture who attempts to erase the university’s storied history. It’s absolutely shameful.

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    1. “Absolutely shameful.” Cowardice is always shameful. USC is hardly covering themselves with glory these days. [btw, It’s clear Carol Folt’s only interested in getting through each day without being found out….but she’d do herself a favor if she spent a moment now and again thinking about how she’s gonna be remembered……]
      #Hint:WorstPrezInHistoryOfTheUniversity

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      1. Have to disagree MG. Slapsy Maxie presided over USC well into Clown U’ism. The damage done to Clown U by Max and his acolyte, St. Pat, will reverberate into the next century.

        When a republican voter says they’d rather vote for a tuna fish sandwich than Donald J., Nov. 3 can’t come to soon for me.

        Bucket and I will celebrate on the blog Nov. 4.

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  9. SC just should disassociate with all alumni and all statues. They should also abandon the campus because the land it was built on was stolen first from the Native Americans and then from Mexico. I am also pretty sure that the Trojans often took slaves after battles, so they should probably get a new mascot. This way they can be 100% pure.

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    1. You’re being facetious, FG —- but the truth is USC is built on the site of an ancient Indian burial ground [that’s right —-just like in Steven Spielberg’s “Poltergeist”]. I fear the things that’ll start happening on campus if USC doesn’t find a new home….
      #…ThingsCouldGetEspeciallyBadInTheRoomWithTheBigClown….
      #…..TheOneThatWearsTheFunnyHat&IsNamedClay

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