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Museum of Shocking Racist Memorabilia Opens in Bid to Teach Tolerance
Telegraph ^ | April 20, 2012 | Hannah Furness

Posted on 04/22/2012 1:58:43 PM PDT by lbryce

The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, in Michigan, US, contains a vast range of posters, toys and signs depicting shocking stereotypes of African American people.

It includes outdated theories of evolution, instructions on how to “black up” for the theatre and even a full-size replica of a lynching tree.

The collection, which makes for extremely uncomfortable viewing in the modern day, is said to be the largest of its kind in the world.

It was amassed by the founder and curator of the museum David Pilgrim, who began collecting the pieces as a teenager.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jimcrow; racism
Click Here to View Museum Site:Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia
As important as this site might be in illuminating past issues of racism, I don't expect to see the opening of the Museum of Shocking Political Correct Prejudice, Bias Against the White Male anytime soon.
1 posted on 04/22/2012 1:58:52 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Is there a section on black racism?

Is there an Al Sharpton wax sculpture?

How about Jesse Jackass?

Anything on Robert Byrd?

Because if not, then the racist museum is racist.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 2:03:56 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: lbryce

I’ll bet in the whole museum there is not one mention of the Democrat Party’s active leading role in institutionalizing racism in our nation’s history.

And I’ll bet there’s no indication of the fact that no black person was ever lynched by a Republican.


3 posted on 04/22/2012 2:04:09 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: lbryce

“It was amassed by the founder and curator of the museum David Pilgrim, who began collecting the pieces as a teenager.”

That’s one sick puppy...


4 posted on 04/22/2012 2:08:37 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: lbryce

I just glanced through the article at the link, so maybe I missed it, but who is paying for this museum?

(I have a suspicion it’s me and other white people who dare to be successful.)


5 posted on 04/22/2012 2:10:23 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: lbryce

Can we also get a museum for anti-Irish racism? And one for anti-Italian Racism?, and Mexicans, and American Indians, and Jews, and Catholics ...etc. etc.? Or maybe instead we can agree that some men have always treated their fellow man poorly and that our nation has transcended all that and created the greatest, freest society in human history. Then maybe we can get on with the business of becoming the best we can be at every level.


6 posted on 04/22/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: lbryce
I wonder if there's any Margaret Sanger memorabilia?
7 posted on 04/22/2012 2:15:23 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: lbryce

Wallow in meaningless historical flotsam and jetsam.

While the race pimps pull in their millions promoting racial hate and envy.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 2:16:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: lbryce
women are depicted largely as “mammies”

Nowadays B. Hussein Obama and his stupid gang of racist democrat thugs smear stay-at-home moms as useless ignorant mammies.

9 posted on 04/22/2012 2:19:06 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: lbryce

Is this a joke? They have Aunt Esther (from Sanford & Son) and also Jar Jar from Star Wars. If you want to see Black Americana, you would do better at eBay - http://www.ebay.com/sch/Black-Americana-/29457/i.html .


10 posted on 04/22/2012 2:20:46 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: lbryce

By what seems to be omitted, that museum appears to be anything but a teaching tool for tolerance.

Broad brushes, wide strokes, the precise thing this man proclaims he is against, he is entrenched in teaching to others.

Racism, intolerance, denigration of whole groups, ignoring strong broad evidence of the majority of people acting in ways contradictory to this man’s presentation, the evil nature of reverse racism flourishes.

I’d like for this man or any other Black figure, to give me an estimation what year Blacks will agree to become just another citizen inside one harmonious nation. 2020? 2040? 2050? 2950? Never? Just give me a year.

When I see others, I don’t look at skin color. It saddens me to see so many not think of me in the same terms.

This man has spent his whole life documenting how unfair others are, so that in the end he can prove how unfair he is. Sad really...

How about focusing on the vast majority of the populace that doesn’t focus on skin color?


11 posted on 04/22/2012 2:21:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

How bout an Anthony Johnson memorial wing? America’s first true slave owner and black man.


12 posted on 04/22/2012 2:22:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“Can we also get a museum for anti-Irish racism? And one for anti-Italian Racism?, and Mexicans, and American Indians, and Jews, and Catholics ...etc. etc.?”

I’m an Irish Catholic. There’s a two-fer for you! Would I get in free?


13 posted on 04/22/2012 2:25:35 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: jessduntno
I think he missed this one:


14 posted on 04/22/2012 2:31:29 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: lbryce

I certainly hope they show all the members of the KKK and those AGAINST civil rights were all DEMOCRAPS


15 posted on 04/22/2012 2:32:37 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: lbryce
I suppose this museum will feature a centerpiece on Margaret Sanger and hope to use eugenics to wipe out the black population. Her organization lives on today: Planned Parenthood.
Bet it doesn't have anything about that.
16 posted on 04/22/2012 2:36:27 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (In case of doubt: Attack! - George S. Patton)
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To: lbryce

As I figured. 98%...white on black racism....meant for Americans only.


17 posted on 04/22/2012 2:40:27 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: ElkGroveDan
http://www.poeticwaves.net/american-laws-against-chinese-immigration/

You are quite right. I learned about the Federal Laws against the Chinese as well as the racism the Irish faced from Dr. Thomas Sowell's very interesting book about economics/politics and racism. If I remember correctly a Negro Slave was worth more than an Irish man. A Negro Slave was not allowed to work the docks since they cost more as a commodity than the replacement cost of an Irish man. The Irish were a dime a dozen I guess. It was fascinating. Hopefully I am remembering that correctly.

1983. The Economics and Politics of Race. I still have the book.

Why the heck FNC hired that Jesse Jackson offspring instead of Dr. Sowell is beyond me.

18 posted on 04/22/2012 2:41:58 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Maceman
I’ll bet there’s no indication of the fact that no black person was ever lynched by a Republican.

That statement is probably not true, and would be next to impossible to prove. I will grant you that nine out of ten members of a lynch mob attacking a black where more sympathetic to the Democratic Party than the Republicans.

19 posted on 04/22/2012 2:43:35 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: lbryce
feh...
20 posted on 04/22/2012 2:46:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: lbryce
Liberals LOVE to wallow in guilt, it makes them feel suitably penitent so that they can go out and act morally superior to those of us who haven't admitted that America has always been evil and the source of all that it bad in the world.

I don't feel much remorse and I still think that most of those stereotypical advertisements were hilarious. I still watch and enjoy all of those old Charlie Chan movies, the Mr. Moto films, the old Amos and Andy episodes and I enjoy them.

Most conservatives feel no remorse because they understand that those items on exhibit were a manifestation of the culture at that time and all of the people who were responsible for them are dead and gone.

They weren't intended to be hateful or mean spirited, they were meant to amuse those whose commerce they were intended to stimulate.

I refuse to feel guilt for something that my for-bearers did in a different culture at a different time.

If you are looking for insult, you will most certainly find it.
21 posted on 04/22/2012 2:47:10 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: lbryce
I grew up in the segregated South and I can tell you I saw with my own eyes just how bad black folk had it.

But that was a long time ago and them days are gone forever. And only cruel and evil demagogues would want them to retain then justifiable feelings of resentment into these days where those feelings are now unjustifiable anachronisms that can do nothing but unnecessarily pick off the scabs trying to heal the old hate.

22 posted on 04/22/2012 2:56:17 PM PDT by Happy Rain (VOTE FOR OBAMA OR HE WILL EAT YOUR DOG!!!)
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To: lbryce

I’m sick of these people presuming to TEACH me things. I don’t need lessons from them on anything.


23 posted on 04/22/2012 3:01:35 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: lbryce

No need for a museum yet - just turn on the TV.


24 posted on 04/22/2012 3:02:16 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Chgogal

The GOP formed out of Whigs, abolitionist democrats, and Freesoilers. The Freesoil party was a primarily abolitionist party that only existed for a short while but took a considerable number of house seats and lent courage to abolitionists from both parties who went on to reform under the GOP banner.


25 posted on 04/22/2012 3:11:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: lbryce
You know, generally I fall in line with most people here when it comes to everyday issues... but on this one, I kind of agree that this display is a good thing.

A very irritating thing about todays PC trends is the desire to completely ignore race, ignore our differences and pretend things never happened all for fear of being called racist.

I'm not at all uncomfortable looking at this stuff nor should anyone else be. A lot of what happened in the past was wrong, but it happened. It's old history from a time when racism was real rather than the BS we deal with in today's era. It was an interesting time and it's good to recognize it and study it and learn form it

This isn't to say it's not Ok to hate thuggery... which is the thing most of us despise rather than the pigment. Unfortunately, it (race baiting) is used as a tool and that will never change as long as we are not all the same color. So recognize it, talk about it, but get used to it; it's here to stay.

26 posted on 04/22/2012 3:17:38 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: ElkGroveDan

our nation has transcended all that and created the greatest, freest society in human history.
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

There is one last remnant of that past, the very source of that virulent racist hatred that has been directed at so many different ethnic groups and religions as well as blacks, the Democrat party.

What is puzzling is those discriminated against tend to vote Democrat.


27 posted on 04/22/2012 3:22:17 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: lbryce
They should have a Woodrow Wilson exhibit in there where we see him watching Birth of a Nation in the W.H.

Maybe we can do a special mock up of the camps where FDR had American citizens of Japanese, German and Italian decent interred.

28 posted on 04/22/2012 3:41:07 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I’ll bet there’s no indication of the fact that no black person was ever lynched by a Republican.
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However there is much documentation of Republicans and even teachers who dared to teach blacks, being lynched in the south’s Jim Crow era.


29 posted on 04/22/2012 3:42:40 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: Sudetenland

all of the people who were responsible for them are dead and gone.
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The above is true............However can an organization develop and maintain character of its own apart from the character of it’s members? If so the content of the Democrat party’s character is a loathsome foul smelling pit of degradation.


30 posted on 04/22/2012 3:57:56 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Granted, it is overwhelmingly true that the Republican Party was more sympathetic to blacks than the Democrats, at least through 1920.


31 posted on 04/22/2012 4:06:35 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: lbryce
Seems the entire history of this country can be summed up in one word.

And that one word, coincidentally, has been extremely useful in building a monolithic State apparatus which has systematically stripped Americans of their liberties, one at a time, while setting groups against one another for years.

32 posted on 04/22/2012 4:11:02 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: chris37

I wonder if there’s an Amos & Andy wing...


33 posted on 04/22/2012 4:16:33 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: lbryce

I love wandering around museums but this is one I’ll skip.

Enough with the racism industry. !!!!!!!!!!


34 posted on 04/22/2012 4:20:04 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: chris37

It’s never to late to spread hate.


35 posted on 04/22/2012 6:04:06 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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