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“Ask the Dunderheads”

An Introduction to Nineties Culture
WithJohn Leo

When you pay your six dollars to see the big biennial art show at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, the fellow at the cash register gives you a little attendance pin to wear. Mine said: “I can’t imagine ever wanting to be white.” In a flash, you know you have stumbled into yet another politically correct art show meant to frighten the white folks (and, of course, the male folks and the straight folks).