Smithsonian Wants to Display Trayvon's Hoodie

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posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 06:56 PM
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Smithsonian Wants to Display Trayvon Martin's Hoodie


www.nbcwashington.com

The dark gray sweater Trayvon Martin was last wearing on the night he was shot to death could be displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Museum director Lonnie Bunch says he wants the hoodie "because it's such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama," according to the Washington Post.
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posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 06:56 PM
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This is from NBC news, so it must be true.
I found this story interesting from a sociological standpoint, but can't help but wonder whether this is something worthy of inclusion in the Smithsonian.
On the other hand, this 'hoodie' is certainly part of a very controversial crime story, and trial verdict and the area of the Smithsonian in which it will be displayed is dedicated to African American History and Culture.

What do you think ATS?

www.nbcwashington.com
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posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Yes, let's embrace the racial tension Obama and his admin grand-standed for the media to force feed down the public's throat. Let us perpetuate perhaps a false history lesson to the people of the future.

The case is over, thousands of people die every day, I hope they will put up some information about how there is more and more African Americans that kill each other than any other race, perhaps they will discuss how Obama's administration actually held his fellow people down instead of lifting them up.

I wonder if Al Sharpton will be there for the unveiling.


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posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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Obama's nobel peace prize, Hillary's upcoming award for making the world safer, and Trayvon's gray hoodie....These are the participant ribbons of today's society and a disgrace to all that have ever tried to do any good, or make true changes to better our society.
Anyone who thought any of these things were worthy at all should be truly ashamed.



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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This is just stupid.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't his family and the judge both say this wasn't a race issue on more than one occasion?
Also, I thought I seen a thread stating Zimmerman was not white, he was Jewish and something else. (African American?)

Pretty sure there are more significant "race" items that can be found other than Trayvon's hoodie.
How about the clubs used to beat Rodney King and set off the L:.A riots?



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:20 PM
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Originally posted by IAMTAT

What do you think ATS?


I think a person is dead. Another has his life ruined and constantly under a microscope.


Do we really need to keep wounds open? Do we really need to promote divisiveness?



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:27 PM
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This is from NBC news, so it must be true.
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Normally, I wouldn't even bother to comment on such a news item. However, I have to tell you that the sentence gave me a good laugh. You get a star just for that.
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posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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Really?!

I agree with the "it must be true" sentiment. If someone had told me this was going to happen, I would have scoffed at them.

I guess I should have known better.

This has been a hugely successful media manipulation campaign. And done so brazenly as well, this is starting to get real unfunny really quickly.



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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I say why not. It can go right next to OJ's glove.



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by Azdraik
I say why not. It can go right next to OJ's glove.


Actually....


O.J. Simpson 'Acquittal Suit' REJECTED By Smithsonian




LOS ANGELES — What O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife and her friend was the suit seen around the world during one of the most watched televised moments in history.

But the Smithsonian Institution, America's repository of historical artifacts, rejected it Tuesday as inappropriate for their collection.

www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:41 PM
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That and it just seems like such a non story in the grand scheme of things. That was painful to say considering how much time I spent debating about the case and reading up on it, but it's true.

I would like to think this idea came from a good place, but I wonder if it's a sneaky bid to get more youth/people of color into the museum.



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:43 PM
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"because it's such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama,"


..."the age of Obama"...that is a new one for me.



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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This is a perversion that is fueled by clandestine elements of our government. This is no more than poorly scripted theater put in place and pushed along to continue to perpetuate the myth of racial divide to distract from the painfully obvious fact that we ALL as Americans are losing not only our rights, but we are losing our moral fabric as a nation to even care and in doing so, we are losing individual liberty and the will to continue to resist.
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posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 08:04 PM
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It is crazy seeing revisionist history established within a month of the trials end.This is what should be an outrage to masses of people, instead of going after a law that wasn't even the basis of the trial(stand your ground).



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 08:07 PM
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"I would like to see it preserved," said the Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the pivotal leaders who organized major rallies in Sanford, Fla., in the wake of the shooting, which attracted national attention.

The hoodie will be returned to the Martin family afer the Justice Department conducts its civil rights investigation, according to the Washington Express.

The museum, which is being built on the National Mall at the corner of 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, is slated to be finished in 2015.

So far the museum has collected items such as Emmett Till's glass casket, Louis Armstrong's trumpet and a Jim Crow-era segregated railroad car.

www.nbcwashington.com...



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 08:09 PM
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NO ONE REPLY TO THIS THIS THREAD PLEASE. THIS PIECE OF NEWS IS JUST MEANT TO MAKES US REMEMBER A NON ISSUE THAT IS MEANT TOT DIVIDE THE PEOPLE. PLEASE WALK AWAY. DONT FEED INTO THEIR GAME.
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posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by IAMTAT

Originally posted by Azdraik
I say why not. It can go right next to OJ's glove.


Actually....


O.J. Simpson 'Acquittal Suit' REJECTED By Smithsonian




LOS ANGELES — What O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife and her friend was the suit seen around the world during one of the most watched televised moments in history.

But the Smithsonian Institution, America's repository of historical artifacts, rejected it Tuesday as inappropriate for their collection.

www.huffingtonpost.com...


Wow I did not know that someone tried to get that displayed there. I care as much for that hoodie as I do that glove... which is not at all.

Happy it was not displayed. I have no clue why people think it would be considered an important part of history.
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posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 08:14 PM
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Salt in the wound. Didn't know there was a Jackson\Sharpton section there. If there is, it belongs in the basement below the sewer pipes.



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 08:17 PM
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And this is good for????

Yes, let's leave a permanent reminder of a time that the executive leadership of our country decided to step into a state controlled and regulated situation. Let's keep a beacon of divisiveness for all future generations to see...

Stupidest thing I have heard all day.

Two lives were destroyed....let's move on now.



posted on Aug, 1 2013 @ 08:18 PM
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Museum director Lonnie Bunch says he wants the hoodie "because it's such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama," according to the Washington Post.


Stupid on so many level first off the current 'White' African American' Potus.

Just lost any respect I might have had for the Smithsonian now it's just a political shrine to Americans biggest jokes of history.






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