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The Fate of Tayvon Martin's Hoodie: Grievance industry tries to create a racial Shroud of Turin
American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2013 | Ed Lasky

Posted on 08/01/2013 7:40:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Is the grievance industry trying to create a racial Shroud of Turin?

The Smithsonian wants to display the hoodie worn by Tayvon Martin the night he was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Really, is this what we need now? A modern-day abomination: a Turin Shroud for race-mongerers? Will this become a place of pilgrimage for people looking for reasons to hate?

George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder by a jury in Florida. The system worked. Now that has not prevented race-hustlers from Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to the New Black Panther Party from trying to capitalize on Martin's death for profit and politics. But does a previously well-regarded federally-funded museum now have to join the carnival acts?

From Fox News:

Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture told The Washington Post Martin's hoodie represents an to further the discussion about race in America.

"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 told the newspaper. "Because it's such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama."

Bunch, who has acquired a guard tower from Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary and the handcuffs used to restrain Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in 2009, said he'd like to have the hoodie for his collection once the legal case is over.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; hoodie; race; racism; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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1 posted on 08/01/2013 7:40:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

throw it in the trash


2 posted on 08/01/2013 7:42:15 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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throw it in the trash

I understand that there is a hole in it.
3 posted on 08/01/2013 7:45:26 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: SeekAndFind

I predict that the museum will end up lookimg like DETROIT within six months of its grand opening!


4 posted on 08/01/2013 7:45:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: yldstrk

Hold it in the evidence locker for ten years.

Then dispose of it along with all the other old stuff.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 7:45:54 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I had a hoodie before Tray was born....It's a damn sweatshirt with a hood...in lieu of a jacket and very washable.

In Tray's world, a hoodie is just that....something a hoodie wears to disguise himself.

6 posted on 08/01/2013 7:46:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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aha DONATE it to the City Of Detroit..and let them sell it


7 posted on 08/01/2013 7:46:38 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fits with the rest of the “collection”.


8 posted on 08/01/2013 7:47:11 AM PDT by Argus
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To: SeekAndFind

This is about the legendary tall-tale that is Trayvon Martin (TM), not the real person himself. The historical revisionists got an early start on this one.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 7:47:21 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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Shroud of Trayvon


10 posted on 08/01/2013 7:47:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It looks small.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 7:47:54 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian's

A quick trip to Wikipedia shows Lonnie from Chicargo. His last job before moving to DC was director of the "Chicago Historical Society".

Something you should know!

12 posted on 08/01/2013 7:50:09 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind

It will stink up the place — have at it.


13 posted on 08/01/2013 7:51:11 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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So, now it's going to be the "Shawl of Trayvoon," then in their ongoing efforts to re-write history, and try and change the simple and direct facts of this case.

Trayvon Martin made a conscience decision to assault George Zimmerman. Apparently because he did not like the way Zimmerman was looking at him. He broke his nose, knocked him to the ground, and then climbed on top and was pummeling Zimmerman. Zimerman had the injuries and the scuff marks consistant with that.

Trayvon Martin had the bruises to his knuckles and scuff marks on his knees consistant with his part in the assault. His only other injury was a single bullte wound, shot at close range and the bullet traveling up through his chest.

The fact is, until the point of Martin's assault, no crime had been committed by either side. None.

As Martin continued to attack Zimmerman, and as Zimmerman called out for help in a terrified voice, he ultimately came to the conclusion that he was apt to die at the hands of Trayvon Martin.

At that point, the 6'2", healthy and strong youth was a potential murder, and an active criminal assaulting a citizen. Plain and simple. Whether he was 16, 24, 38 or 50. Does not matter. George Zimmerman was in danger of losing his life.

So he used his gun and shot Martin dead.

Classic case of self defense. That's all this is, and all it ever was.

Does not matter if Zmmerman was white, black, brown, red or yellow. Does not matter f MArtin was balck, white, red, brown or yellow.

One individual person was beating another individual person mercilessly and ended up being shot for it.

George Zimmeman is not guilty, he is innocent of any wrong doing.

For stating these direct, and simple truths, the race baiters, leftists, rabal rousers, etc. will shrilly call me racist, a right wing bigot, etc., etc. when nothing could be further from the truth.

That is the issue. The truth and getting it out there for all to see and understand. What they do with it is their affair...but it does not, and ever will, change the simple and direct facts of the case.

14 posted on 08/01/2013 7:53:13 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: SeekAndFind

This is just infuriating! The already forgotten murder of Kelly Hunnewell in Columbia SC was committed by three black youths wearing hoodies? The surveillance video doesn’t lie. I bet her four children will appreciate seeing the Shroud of Trayvon hanging in a museum someday.


15 posted on 08/01/2013 7:53:53 AM PDT by Toespi
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16 posted on 08/01/2013 7:55:33 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: SeekAndFind

I didn’t know The Smithsonian had its own resident race-hustler!


17 posted on 08/01/2013 7:55:43 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: carriage_hill

The Patron Saint of Skittles.


18 posted on 08/01/2013 7:56:43 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is indicative of our sick culture. Whaddya expect from a society that elected The Messiah twice of the highest office of the land?
19 posted on 08/01/2013 7:57:23 AM PDT by Stepan12
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20 posted on 08/01/2013 7:57:24 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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