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Smithsonian Museum Director Interested in Acquiring Trayvon Martin's Hoodie
DCist ^ | July 31, 2013 | Benjamin R. Freed

Posted on 07/31/2013 10:52:23 AM PDT by kevcol

Lonnie Bunch, the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, told the Post he'd "love" to acquire the sweatshirt for a collection, an idea endorsed by the Rev. Al Sharpton:
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"“It became the symbolic way to talk the Trayvon Martin case. It’s rare that you get one artifact that really becomes the symbol,” Bunch said. “Because it’s such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama.”

Curators, he mused, could “ask the bigger questions” prompted by the case. “Are we in a post-racial age?” Bunch asked, dreaming about how the hoodie might help shape perceptions. Then he answered the question: “This trial says, ‘No.’”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; georgezimmerman; smithsonian; thuglife; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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Lonnie Bunch:


I wonder how much the (tax payer funded) Smithsonian would pay the parents for this Hoodie and what Al Sharpton's cut would be?

Also, from the referenced Washington Post article about this:

“I would like to see it preserved,” the Rev. Al Sharpton proclaimed into a cellphone on his way to a White House meeting about voting rights with President Obama.

Sharpton, more than any other person, might be responsible for bringing the Martin killing to trial. He organized the huge rally in Sanford that brought such pressure on Florida officials that the governor eventually appointed a special prosecutor to take on the case.

Sharpton is imagining what it would be like if we could see a snatch of clothing worn by Emmett Till, the 14-year-old who became a civil rights icon because he was killed after being accused of flirting with a white woman in 1950s Mississippi. Martin is this generation’s Emmett Till, Sharpton says. He calls the unarmed teenager’s death by a bullet that first pierced his hoodie, and then pierced his heart, the first civil rights flash point of the 21st century

1 posted on 07/31/2013 10:52:23 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

vomit


2 posted on 07/31/2013 10:54:10 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: kevcol

Shroud of Trayvon Bump.


3 posted on 07/31/2013 10:54:51 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kevcol

He’ll have to get it from the ‘Just Us Department’............


4 posted on 07/31/2013 10:55:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: svcw

That is “evidence” and needs to be destroyed once the dust settles on the case. Give me the match and I will burn it.


5 posted on 07/31/2013 10:55:32 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: kevcol

What’s next, a Lincoln memorial sized Saint Trayvon statue?


6 posted on 07/31/2013 10:55:51 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: kevcol

Foolishness.


7 posted on 07/31/2013 10:55:56 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kevcol

but...but...the Shroud of St. Tray-von of Skittles is a holy relic.

Not only that - it’s tray-ed marked.


8 posted on 07/31/2013 10:56:08 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in in a long time I am proud of my country.)
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To: kevcol
Martin is this generation’s Emmett Till, Sharpton says.

More like Horst Wessel.

9 posted on 07/31/2013 10:57:06 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: kevcol

Used once. Small hole and stain.


10 posted on 07/31/2013 10:57:16 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: kevcol

What they really need to display is the Blue Dress and the Oval Office sink.


11 posted on 07/31/2013 10:59:05 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: kevcol

They better keep it away from Archie Bunker’s chair!


12 posted on 07/31/2013 11:00:08 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: New Jersey Realist

sad part is, they probably will put it there


13 posted on 07/31/2013 11:01:27 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Absolutely. This time around, however, they won't find the “Juden” so easy to round up.
14 posted on 07/31/2013 11:04:46 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: sappy

The AGE of Obama!!!!!!????


15 posted on 07/31/2013 11:05:52 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: kevcol
Lonnie Bunch, the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

He shortened his name. His Last name is 'BUNCHOFMORONS'

Remind me to NOT TO GO TO THE SMITHSONIAN ever again. A hoodie worn by a THUG? Why not the skittles and the ice tea, too?

16 posted on 07/31/2013 11:10:37 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yes.


17 posted on 07/31/2013 11:11:24 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: kevcol

Give them the skull. For the neanderthal shelves. The Director can reserve a space right next to it.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 11:12:43 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: kevcol

In 30 years, it will be an important symbol in the left’s communist revolution. So they think.


19 posted on 07/31/2013 11:17:23 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: massgopguy

age of obama would be HUGE GAPING SOLARVERSE USED MANY TIMES. lol


20 posted on 07/31/2013 11:19:49 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: sappy

Maybe and example of what happens to a wannabe thug punk when he/she “feels dissed” and decides to play the knock out game with some dude and fails despite being “molded” by his daddy.


21 posted on 07/31/2013 11:23:40 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: tet68

Eeeeexactly...


22 posted on 07/31/2013 11:27:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: kevcol

Celebrate the cracka stompin’ thug life!


23 posted on 07/31/2013 11:29:08 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: kevcol

I want to see the hole in it


24 posted on 07/31/2013 11:29:17 AM PDT by BuddaBudd (F U B O)
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To: ExCTCitizen

It’s going to be darn interesting to see the attendence numbers from the African American museum when it opens. It has PRIME real estate between the American History museum and the Washington Monument.

My guess is that the general public quickly sees it as the National Museum of Black Grievance and decides to spend time in the other museums, making it the lowest attended of the Smithsonian museums located on the National Mall.


25 posted on 07/31/2013 11:29:23 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: kevcol

Disgusting. If I were black I’d be so insulted that ONLY BECAUSE OF OUR SKIN COLOR / RACE, the Smithsonian in utter political correctness patronization would glorify the clothing worn by a vicious thug teen who would beat up a neighborhood watch guy who dared to question him.

I am insulted even though I’m not black.


26 posted on 07/31/2013 11:30:39 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: rktman

They’re thinking forward with one of the possible outcomes being that this incident was one of the key factors leading to the “race war of 201X”.


27 posted on 07/31/2013 11:31:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kevcol
He calls the unarmed teenager’s death by a bullet that first pierced his hoodie, and then pierced his heart, the first civil rights flash point of the 21st century.

Seeing how blown out of proportion the Trayvon matter is and how the people claiming a civil rights violation are almost always those clinging to completely inaccurate facts, it makes me question the accuracy of the civil rights cases we've been taught as gospel.

28 posted on 07/31/2013 11:33:08 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: ladyjane

Use it to clean the restroom’s
floors.


29 posted on 07/31/2013 11:35:12 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kevcol

I wonder if he is also interested in Trayvon’s backpack.
The one that contained the stolen jewelry and burgler tool.

Or is this just a not so sly way doing some creative wealth redistribution by purchasing a worthless rag at an inflated price using taxpayer money.


30 posted on 07/31/2013 11:36:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: kevcol

31 posted on 07/31/2013 11:37:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: kevcol
SMITHSONIAN'S "FAMOUS ARTIFACTS"


32 posted on 07/31/2013 11:37:42 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: kevcol

They plan to display it right next to O.J. s gloves.


33 posted on 07/31/2013 11:38:33 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: kevcol
Perhaps they can include the stolen jewelry and laptop found in the thug, Trayvon’s, possession as well as the skittles and watermelon drink that he was taking back to add to the bottle of cough medicine at home.

Perhaps the exhibit can include as well a list of charges that Trayvon would have faced if he had succeeded in beating George Zimmerman senseless or to death.

Because, opposed to the great museums around the world containing treasures and talent, this is what the Smithsonian thinks is culture and treasure here in the United States. Not a DaVinci, not a Matisse, but the trappings of a culture of defeat, self-victimization, and hate.

(Sarcasm on) I'm so proud. (Sarcasm off)

34 posted on 07/31/2013 11:39:30 AM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: tanknetter
It’s going to be darn interesting to see the attendence numbers from the African American museum when it opens. It has PRIME real estate between the American History museum and the Washington Monument.

Is it located anywhere near the "Museum For Non-Hyphenated Americans"?


35 posted on 07/31/2013 11:39:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: kevcol

36 posted on 07/31/2013 11:40:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Slyfox

37 posted on 07/31/2013 11:43:48 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: svcw

I’d like that hoodie to wipe my ass with....


38 posted on 07/31/2013 11:44:25 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: tanknetter

They will sur-charge $30/non-black to tour the museum (will be free for blacks) and all the white guilters and foreigners will gladly pay that because they can then brag to everyone else on how racially enlightened they are. “See my punched ticket?”


39 posted on 07/31/2013 11:51:36 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

No connection to race here, huh? Right.

The “hoodie” is not representative of Trayvon as “depicted, and scripted by the left lib media”.... because he was depicted and scripted as a “profiled” person. This DESPITE the fact that, in the full airing of the facts of the case in a court of law (even with the manipulative State’s case/evidence), profiling was NOT demonstrated at all.

Now, if mr. lonnie bunch wants a hoodie from a truly profiled individual he need only get one from a deceased member of a DC gang (surely not one from the neighborhood he lives in— like maybe Silver Spring, MD or elsewhere outside the Beltway and certainly not inner DC) who are prominent in the “community”.

This is beyond ridiculous quasi-governmental (Smithsonian is supported in great part by massive govt. money) manipulation of the truth, for a false purpose.


40 posted on 07/31/2013 11:54:34 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: kevcol

It’s become a Shroudie.


41 posted on 07/31/2013 11:55:05 AM PDT by Paladin2
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This is just wrong. You people are sick and as far from being Americans as possible.............


42 posted on 07/31/2013 11:55:23 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: kevcol

I would like to see stroller in which a white baby was shot in the face by black thugs. You want to talk about race relations in the age of Obama, let us talk about race in the age of Obama. And while we are at it how about the photos of Zimmerman’s bloddied head in the museum of modern art.


43 posted on 07/31/2013 12:10:56 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: JoeProBono

That pic is a classic. Very funny !


44 posted on 07/31/2013 12:14:43 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

45 posted on 07/31/2013 12:18:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: kevcol

ONLY IF YOU OBTAIN SENATOR “SHEETS” BYRD’S KKK UNIFORM AND DISPLAY IT AT THE SAME EXACT LOCATION!

LLS


46 posted on 07/31/2013 12:29:30 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: JoeProBono

God,that’s funny.

Both pics are keepers for me.

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47 posted on 07/31/2013 12:32:14 PM PDT by Mears
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To: kevcol

Can any one say incompetence?


48 posted on 07/31/2013 12:38:47 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: kevcol

They also have klinton’s underwear after the crime of RAPING JUANITA!


49 posted on 07/31/2013 12:39:55 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

I heard today that a Monica Lewinsky video involving sex shenanigans with Bubba was leaked.......

Can’t wait for it to turn up here


50 posted on 07/31/2013 12:42:49 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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