Professor Says ‘White Marble’ Actually Influences ‘White Supremacist’ Ideas 

A professor at the University of Iowa says that cherishing “white marble” in classical art actually contributes to “white supremacist ideas today.”Sarah BondSarah Bond, an assistant professor in Classics at the university, has penned an article at Hyperallergic, which describes itself as “a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today” and boasts about 70,000 subscribers.Bond argues that “many of the statues, reliefs, and sarcophagi created in the ancient Western world were in fact painted” and “white marble” people are seeing today in classical artwork was actually supposed to be colored, Campus Reform reported.The professor therefore suggests that “the equation of white marble with beauty is not an inherent truth of the universe” and is in fact “a dangerous construct that continues to influence white supremacist ideas today.”She continued the article, adding that “most museums and art history textbooks contain a predominantly neon white display of skin tone” that “has an impact on the way we view the antique world.”

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