After the death George Floyd in the custody of a multiracial squad of Minneapolis policemen, America has been terrified of the idea of “whiteness.”

Recently, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres has decided to abandon plans to stage Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in favor of “Footloose.”

The news was revealed on Monday, March 22, and the organization cited its “ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. … Our hope in beginning the production process again with a new title will allow us to put into practice an intentional process based on the work we have been doing towards equity and inclusivity.”

According to Pioneer Press, in an interview, artistic director Michael Brindisi said that the decision had nothing to do with the quality of the show and that he is not ruling out the possibility of staging “Cinderella” again in the future.

“It was 98 percent white,” he said. “That doesn’t work with what we’re saying we’re going to do.”

The move comes at a time when Chanhassen Dinner Theatres — and theaters around the country — are searching for ways to increase diversity on and off the stage.

Brindisi said he realized it was time to “change our culture and make us more diverse and more equitable as a company” after the murder of George Floyd last summer. “We’ve really dug in on diversity, equity and inclusion, the commitment to social justice and getting more diversity into our business across the board,” he continued.

So, nowadays, staging a production of Cinderella is a violation of “social justice.” And this is just one small example of a nationwide trend.

Jim Treacher from Pjmedia offers some examples: The Simpsons and other animated series have been shamed into replacing white actors who voiced nonwhite characters during the last year.

One superhero show on Amazon Prime Video called “Invincible” is another example. Steven Yeun, a Korean American actor, plays the main character, a white teen who develops Superman-like abilities.

In the name of “diversity,” “inclusion,” and other buzzwords, “Sesame Street” recently debuted two African American Muppet characters, which is strange considering that black people have been a part of the show for over 50 years.

Treacher comments, “Apparently this all has to do with something called critical race theory, which is the theory that all white people are bad and if you’re white you should feel guilty about every problem in the history of the world. If that sounds exhausting, that’s only because it is. No wonder everybody is going insane.”

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