So Much for Ingenuity and Engineering

Wow. I'm not sure what else to say regarding the shortsightedness of the Smithsonian Journeys:

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Scott Rains over at Rolling Rains Reports gives an excellent analysis of this, so I don't have to do so. It is an important read.

I will add that it is sad that an institution that supposedly celebrates and highlights the best in science, engineering and innovaction can't be bothered to be inclusive in its educational tours.

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