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    Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts [W:103]

    I don't know if I can stand to go to this museum. If I'm ever in Michigan, I'll decide.

    Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts

    (04-19) 05:05 PDT Big Rapids, Mich. (AP) --
    The objects displayed in Michigan's newest museum range from the ordinary, such as simple ashtrays and fishing lures, to the grotesque a full-size replica of a lynching tree. But all are united by a common theme: They are steeped in racism so intense that it makes visitors cringe.
    That's the idea behind the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, which says it has amassed the nation's largest public collection of artifacts spanning the segregation era, from Reconstruction until the civil rights movement, and beyond.
    The museum in a gleaming new exhibit hall at Ferris State University "is all about teaching, not a shrine to racism," said David Pilgrim, the founder and curator who started building the collection as a teenager.
    Pilgrim, who is black, makes no apologies for the provocative exhibits. The goal of the $1.3 million gallery, he explained, is "to get people to think deeply."

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    re: Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts [W:103]

    I have visited the sites of former concentration camps in Germany. I have visited Tuol Sleng and some of the Killing Fields in Cambodia. I have placed my hand on the tree against which the Khmer Rouge would smash the babies so as not to waste ammunition.

    There is nothing fun or even redemptive about visiting such places. But I still think it is important to do so if you can muster the will. We must never forget what we, as humans, are capable of.

    If I ever find myself near Ferris State University I will pay a visit to the museum.

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    We need more museums like this as a constant reminder. Nobody in their right mind would ever tell Jewish people to "get over" the Holocaust.
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    re: Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts [W:103]

    My biggest disappointment is that the artifacts aren't all from the 1950s and earlier. There are some recent additions, including bigoted things against Barack Obama.

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    re: Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts [W:103]

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    My biggest disappointment is that the artifacts aren't all from the 1950s and earlier. There are some recent additions, including bigoted things against Barack Obama.
    Racist is racist no matter what era they occur in.
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    re: Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts [W:103]

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Racist is racist no matter what era they occur in.
    I was naive enough to believe there shouldn't be any racist artifacts available from our era.

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    re: Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts [W:103]

    nothing wrong with educating people about racism.

    the more we forget...the likelier we are to repeat.

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    re: Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts [W:103]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    nothing wrong with educating people about racism.

    the more we forget...the likelier we are to repeat.

    Yep, I wonder if they included that Jim Crow laws were devised, and implemented by liberals.


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    re: Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts [W:103]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yep, I wonder if they included that Jim Crow laws were devised, and implemented by liberals.


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    I simply cannot tell you how ****ing disappointed I am that you chose to politicize this thread. The words simply are not there.

    nice going.

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    re: Newest Michigan museum showcases racist artifacts [W:103]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yep, I wonder if they included that Jim Crow laws were devised, and implemented by liberals.


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    Nice revisionist history though.
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