The newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture has over 350,000 square feet of exhibit space in the beautifully designed building that resembles an Egyptian pyramid that is ten stories tall, five of them below ground.
It has a collection of over 33,000 objects, with 3,500 of them on display in the museum including the Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership. Tickets to enter the NMAAHC are sold out for the remainder of the year and through March 2017.
But one of the things that is pissing conservatives off is there is no mention of Supreme Court (in)Justice Clarence Thomas except for his contentious SCOTUS confirmation hearing.
They want Thomas included in the NMAAHC, and have launched a petition campaign to make that happen.
Aww, poor conservababies. It’s amusingly ironic they are pissed off about Thomas not being included in a national African American history museum they fought tooth and nail for decades to ensure would never open.
I say not only no, but hell no to Uncle Thomas’ inclusion in the NMAAHC.
Selling out your people has a cost, and one of those is being considered a pariah amongst your people and going down in Black history as the man who was the antithesis of the towering legal legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Thomas was on the wrong side of far too many cases that involved or negatively affected our people including being the deciding vote in the Shelby case that eviscerated Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Citizens United, Voter ID laws and voting rights, and affirmative action just to name a few.
And no amount of whining from you conservatives or attempts to sanitize that odious anti-Black legacy will change the decades of disgust we African-Americans feel and have for him whenever we hear Clarence Thomas’ name mentioned.
So nope, the only way Clarence Thomas should get into the NMAAHC is to buy a ticket.