I’ve never been to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and I won’t be going anytime soon after this decision.
Colin Kaepernick made his decision last year to not pay tribute to the National Anthem which resulted in others pulling the same stunt around the National Football League.
This led to a drop in attendance from fans across the nation because they saw politics entering into the sports arena and they didn’t like it. Those who chose to protest read into the verses of the National Anthem that nobody ever quotes, reads, sings or thinks about.
Coupled along with his mediocre play at quarterback and this decision to become a part time activist “during” the games he was getting paid to play, Kaepernick hasn’t been able to find a team this offseason.
Black activist groups plan on boycotting the NFL season in response to Kaepernick not being chosen by any team. The National Museum of African American History and Culture has decided to reward this man with a spot in history as if this was a monumental achievement. I am sure your jaw dropped.
Source: Washington Times
Mr. Kaepernick said he will discontinue the protests if he plays this season, but he has still not signed with a new team.
News of Mr. Kaepernick’s inclusion in the black history museum comes as Justice Thomas, the second black man and one of the most influential jurists to sit upon the U.S. Supreme Court, remains absent from its exhibitions.
The museum does, however, mention Anita Hill, the woman who accused Justice Thomas of sexual harassment during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearing. There is a pin-back button that reads, “I believe Anita Hill,” in the museum’s 37,000-object collection.
The museum also contains exhibits on the Black Panthers, hip-hop and the Black Lives Matter movement.
When asked about Justice Thomas’ omission, the museum previously said that content decisions are determined by “themes, not individuals.”
The Smithsonian Institution has not responded to a request for comment about Mr. Kaepernick’s inclusion in the museum.
The world has turned upside down!
Whats sad to me is the lack of even handedness as to what is worth admiring among black Americans. Becoming a justice has no merit, being a brain surgeon and running for president – no merit. But a protester is deserving? Just makes you go hmmm. It also devalues the whole concept of the museum in my eyes, which is why I am not going.
Obviously, being admitted to the National Museum of African American History and Culture is not about being black. Like NOW and the NAACP being a member is about being a radical against American values. No wonder Clarence Thomas will never be admitted.
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