Why a white woman's discrimination lawsuit against the Getty is no joke and could set a precedent


The case of Samantha Niemann vs. the Getty Foundation has generated all manner of headlines and Internet jabs after the white university student claimed she had been deterred from applying for an internship program geared toward underrepresented minorities.

Boing Boing responded with a tearful emoji under the headline "White woman wants minority internship, sues Getty Foundation." The arts website Hyperallergic illustrated its piece with an image of a crying figure taken from a 15th century painting by the Flemish master Rogier van der Weyden. (Art world smackdowns are very high brow.)



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