Workers at Seattle Museum Protest Show, Accusing It of ‘Platforming Zionist Ideology’

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A group of workers at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle led a walkout last week, accusing a current exhibition at the institution of falsely comparing antisemitism to anti-Zionism.

On social media, the workers, posting as a collective entity under a Palestine-themed account, said the show exemplified the “significant negative impact that platforming Zionist ideology has on our communities.”

According to the Seattle Times, 26 workers, or about half of the museum’s staff, participated in the walkout at the institution, which focuses on the art and history of Asian Pacific Americans. Their protest happened during Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The workers were protesting “Confronting Hate Together,” a show that was supposed to open next week. It was staged in collaboration with the Black Heritage Society of Washington State and the Washington State Jewish Historical Society, and was to focus on forms of hatred directed at the local Black, Jewish, and Asian communities.

Much of the protest centered around a picture of wall t...


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Workers at Seattle Museum Protest Show, Accusing It of ‘Platforming Zionist Ideology’