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Resisting Extremism in Art and Civic Life

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As a curator at an internationally renowned art and history museum, I was censored, canceled, and persecuted for my race, gender, conservative beliefs, and for standing up against radical leftist extremism. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found merit and filed my complaint. Now I need a lawyer.

Radical leftism has completely triumphed in the contemporary art and museum worlds. These fields are really just extensions of academia, where freedom of speech and thought, and conservative voices and values, are virtually nonexistent. I am asking for help in fighting back on one modest front against this rising tyranny, and outrage against reason, beauty, and liberty.

From 2013-2019, I was a curator at the city-government-run Albuquerque Museum, the largest museum in New Mexico. I helped plan, design, and execute dozens of exhibitions, often represented the museum in the media, and I worked on numbers of books. I was told multiple times that I would not be promoted due to my being a white, straight male. I was also informed I would be fired if it were learned I voted for Republican candidates. I was harassed and faced hostility for resisting the museum and city promoting radical leftist, racist, anti-American, and immoral programming (including drag queen story hours at local libraries, anti-police BLM activities, entire exhibits devoted to open borders, anti-capitalism conferences, etc.) I was ordered to censor my personal social media for criticizing communism. And even after I left the employ of the museum, I was subsequently retaliated against for stating publicly that these issues concerned me, without even providing names or details. This last incident finally prompted me to take legal action.

All of this directly contributed to the end of my marriage, the loss of my home, my community, and untold professional opportunities. It has been an unmitigated disaster, personally and professionally. I have been left without contacts and references, and frankly see few places in the arts where it isn’t just as bad or worse. I filed a complaint with the EEOC, which represents the first hurdle cleared in any discrimination lawsuit. They have recognized the validity of my complaint (which they only do in 15% of complaints submitted to them) and the wheels are now turning (they win 95% of cases accepted). The next step will likely be mediation, possibly followed by a court case. My suit is against the socialist-run City of Albuquerque. They will have powerful legal representation. I need to secure the same. The lawyers I have spoken to willing to take on my case all demand retainers and fees. I am seeking a minimum reasonable amount to at least get my case underway. Your support will not only help me, but assist in this larger war against the radical leftist indoctrination, racism, sexism, and bias that are epidemic and totally ubiquitous today in the contemporary art, museum, academic, and civic contexts.

(the header image for my campaign is a detail from the over of my recent book, Dreams Unreal: The Genesis of the Psychedelic Rock Poster, released in January by UNM Press.)

Barb Lundgren

2020-09-02 15:58:09

Ask for more help when you need it. This is an important lawsuit.

Shelli Pitman Phelps

2020-09-02 16:10:26

Good Luck!

D. Yensan

2020-09-02 16:34:09

The truth shall set us all free.


2020-09-02 19:52:33

Hoping you can take this as far as it needs to go

Chuck Guptill

2020-09-02 20:48:41

Good Luck!


2020-09-03 01:16:35

Blessings Titus! I admire your courage!

Kim D.

2020-09-03 03:03:18

Good Luck to you Titus!


2020-09-03 03:31:34

Thank you for taking a stand Titus!


2020-09-03 04:13:21

go get them titus!

Tara H.

2020-09-03 05:47:49

Happy to help out!!


2020-09-03 14:23:42

Praying you get the justice you deserve, God bless you!!

Kelly Valdes

2020-09-03 14:35:43

Keep on Keeping on and God Bless America!


2020-09-03 16:26:31

If I wasn’t paying for a wedding in college right now I’d give you more!


2020-09-03 18:40:17

Fight the good fight! #walkaway

Lisa C

2020-09-04 18:33:29

Be the change you want to see in the world. Best of luck!!


2020-09-04 19:07:47

Thanks for doing the work in this community to raise awareness and expose the dark and very ugly lies. The great awakening is upon us!

Rosaleen Tallon

2020-09-05 02:23:06

Keep up the fight! Well done!


2020-09-05 12:58:58

Keep fighting the good fight!


2020-09-05 16:10:50

This is an important lawsuit. Thank you for standing up to this tyrrany.


2020-09-07 02:40:08

Fight the good fight Titus!


2020-09-17 03:03:13

This is important. Give as much as you can.

John Lloyd Jones

2020-09-17 06:14:52

I'm a lazy artist, so I didn't have as much to lose as Titus, but I too lost a great number of personal friendships and associations in the Art field after I became more up front about my views. So I understand the importance of standing up to the bullies. Wishing you good luck in your efforts.

Daryl Hunter

2020-09-17 10:38:50

Teach the bastards a lesson, wish I could give more but it has been a bad year. A lot of great art is not seen only because of the person's views who hold the brush. The idea that you will comply "or else" reeks of fascism to me. Good luck.

Julie G

2020-09-19 02:02:26

Fight the good fight. You are a man of principle and I'm rooting for you!

Valerie Sutter

2020-09-20 18:08:51

Go get em!

Stephen Bulle

2020-09-20 20:13:41

Wish I could do more, but I live solely on Social Security. Pulling for you though! Give 'em hell!

Yoly Perez

2020-09-20 20:25:30

Keep up the good fight !

Linda Boggier

2020-09-20 20:46:05

Time to take the gloves off. & call out this fascist power grab. We are a constitutional republic not a mob democracy.

Chelsea Walker

2020-09-20 20:57:26

Fight the good fight!

Christy Wilson

2020-09-21 07:31:41

Marxism and good art cannot co-exit. Fight, Titus, FIGHT!

Aline Brandau

2020-09-21 15:21:52

Keep fighting

Jeffery Mathison

2020-09-21 16:06:34

Good luck, we need you to win to make an example to the other discriminatory leftist cities!

Randy McEachern

2020-09-21 17:28:18

Kick butt Titus. I love what you're doing and I wish I could do more to help you.

Grady Bird

2020-09-22 08:50:36

Best wishes, Titus!

Tee Webb

2020-10-08 23:48:32

Good luck! May the saints be with ya.🍀

Laura Niequist

2020-10-09 00:20:33

Go get 'em!

Julie G

2020-10-09 01:45:09

Love your posts, love the memes and appreciate your fight!!

D Miller

2020-10-09 03:15:09

Your walk away story was one of my favorites! Keep speaking out. People are waking up every day!


2020-10-09 14:08:50

Much love brother and God bless!

Thuy Vo

2020-10-11 17:18:20

Fight them, Titus!

Keia Owens

2020-10-13 00:05:06

May God bless you for your courageous stand againt this utter assault on our great nation. I'm sorry it has cost you so much. Keep up the good work. Fight the good fight.

Patriot in North Commie-lina

2020-10-15 01:09:14

Thanks for the memes! Good luck and MAGA 2020! Long live the Republic!

John LaRue

2020-10-15 02:21:21

God speed sir I want you to win!

Susan Wallace

2020-10-15 22:03:11

Thank you for all you do. You help me keep my sanity. Oh, What a World!!!


2020-10-20 05:48:44

Sic ‘em

Greg Kessel

2020-10-20 17:10:00

I hope and pray you meet your goal Titus.

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Greg Kessel

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I hope and pray you meet your goal Titus.

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Sic ‘em

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Susan Wallace

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Thank you for all you do. You help me keep my sanity. Oh, What a World!!!

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John LaRue

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God speed sir I want you to win!

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Patriot in North Commie-lina

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Thanks for the memes! Good luck and MAGA 2020! Long live the Republic!

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Keia Owens

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May God bless you for your courageous stand againt this utter assault on our great nation. I'm sorry it has cost you so much. Keep up the good work. Fight the good fight.
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