Sixteen from 17 members of a White House advisory panel on the arts and humanities resigned en masse Friday in action to President Trump’s divisive comments on the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.The move follows the mass exodus of significant organisation CEOs who quit 2 White Home panels this week to protest the president’s response to last weekend’s clashes in between far-right groups and counter-protesters.” Reproach and censure in the greatest possible terms are necessary following your support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and hurt fellow Americans in Charlottesville,”the 16 wrote in a letter to Trump.”The incorrect equivalencies you push can not stand.” “Supremacy, discrimination, and vitriol are not American values, “it said.”Your worths are not American values. “The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities was created in 1982 under President Reagan, and serves as an advisory committee to the White Home on cultural issues.It draws from Hollywood, Broadway and the broader arts and home entertainment neighborhood. Lady Melania Trump is the panel’s honorary chairwoman. The White House did not immediately comment.The committee deals with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for
the Liberal arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Providers, together with other federal partners and the economic sector.