New Racism Museum Reveals the Ugly Tr...

New Racism Museum Reveals the Ugly Truth Behind Aunt Jemima

There are 140 comments on the www.theatlantic.com story from Apr 24, 2012, titled New Racism Museum Reveals the Ugly Truth Behind Aunt Jemima. In it, www.theatlantic.com reports that:

David Pilgrim has spent decades collecting racist pictures, signs, and knick-knacks. Now he's sharing his collection with the world.

David Pilgrim was 12 years old when he bought his first racist object at a flea market: a saltshaker in the shape of a Mammy. As a young black boy growing up in Mobile, Alabama, he'd seen similar knick-knacks in the homes of friends and neighbors, and he instinctively hated them. As soon as he handed over his money, he threw his purchase to the ground and shattered it into pieces.

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Gravediggers

United States

#1 Apr 24, 2012
Slanted and biased, again and again.
popwarner

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Apr 24, 2012
Geez whats next ms butter worths? I love her syrup
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#3 Apr 24, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
Slanted and biased, again and again.
Only a total moron would consider the article 'slanted.' You have spammed several threads with the same bullshit!
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#4 Apr 24, 2012
Who cares
AntiMelting

New Richmond, WI

#5 Apr 24, 2012
We need a Minority Violence Museum to reveal the ugly truth behind Liberalism.
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#6 Apr 24, 2012
LOONS and SKINHEADS are one and the Same...Every thing they see is RACIST...No matter America Elected a Black President!.....their Fixation with RACE is inherent in LOONS......Its They who Preach Class Warfare....LOONS AND SKINHEADS,,,One And The SAME...RACISTS!!

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#7 Apr 24, 2012
Understanding the ugly history of racism in this country puts things in perspective, especially when Blacks view and react to situations and incidents – such as the murder of that child, Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. And by the reaction of some racist right-wingers who find pleasure in the death of a child just because he was Black.

Decades of subliminal and blatant racism has a lasting effect that we are still dealing with today. And although the landslide election of the first Black President shows that we are well past the days of “Jim Crow”, the vitriolic hatred and racism directed towards President Obama from the right – such as the congressman who scream out “YOU LIE” at the SOTU a few years ago, and the constant replacement of the “N” word with the verbal attack of communist, Marist and socialist just shows that there is still a disgusting element that has to be eradicated and destroyed in order for this nation to fully heal from the past.

But this museum is a necessary reminder for those who want to have selective memory about this nation’s evil history.
Reality

Bellows Falls, VT

#8 Apr 24, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Understanding the ugly history of racism in this country puts things in perspective, especially when Blacks view and react to situations and incidents – such as the murder of that child, Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. And by the reaction of some racist right-wingers who find pleasure in the death of a child just because he was Black.
Decades of subliminal and blatant racism has a lasting effect that we are still dealing with today. And although the landslide election of the first Black President shows that we are well past the days of “Jim Crow”, the vitriolic hatred and racism directed towards President Obama from the right – such as the congressman who scream out “YOU LIE” at the SOTU a few years ago, and the constant replacement of the “N” word with the verbal attack of communist, Marist and socialist just shows that there is still a disgusting element that has to be eradicated and destroyed in order for this nation to fully heal from the past.
But this museum is a necessary reminder for those who want to have selective memory about this nation’s evil history.
You confuse criticism with racism. Casting a very small fringe as the "right" is nonsense just as the left has characters they do not savor.

A true balanced perspective should account for the backlash to racism, historically as well as in the trayvon case which we should remember may have had race artificially interjected:

http://news.yahoo.com/justice-trayvon-alabama...

"Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he’s in critical condition.
According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink.
Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens.
Owens’ sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack.“It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.” Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using “brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.”
What Parker says happened next could make the fallout from the brutal beating even worse. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground, Parker says one of them said “Now thats justice for Trayvon.”"

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#9 Apr 24, 2012
Reality wrote:
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A true balanced perspective should account for the backlash to racism, historically as well as in the trayvon case which we should remember may have had race artificially interjected:
I agree that there has been a backlash to racism – but that backlash came only after images of Blacks being beaten, bitten and hosed in the streets were broadcasted around the world… and that backlash is only in the mainstream of society.
And there is nothing artificial when George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin as someone who looks like a criminal, up to no good, on drugs and “they always get away”… Zimmerman has a history of calling the police on Blacks, so anyone looking at these facts sees that race was injected by Zimmerman, and Trayvon was murdered because of it.
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#10 Apr 24, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Understanding the ugly history of racism in this country puts things in perspective, especially when Blacks view and react to situations and incidents – such as the murder of that child, Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. And by the reaction of some racist right-wingers who find pleasure in the death of a child just because he was Black.
Decades of subliminal and blatant racism has a lasting effect that we are still dealing with today. And although the landslide election of the first Black President shows that we are well past the days of “Jim Crow”, the vitriolic hatred and racism directed towards President Obama from the right – such as the congressman who scream out “YOU LIE” at the SOTU a few years ago, and the constant replacement of the “N” word with the verbal attack of communist, Marist and socialist just shows that there is still a disgusting element that has to be eradicated and destroyed in order for this nation to fully heal from the past.
But this museum is a necessary reminder for those who want to have selective memory about this nation’s evil history.
BS as long as blacks perpetuate themselves as victims of racism all it will do is perpetuate racism.

You will never change attitudes by trying to force or shame people into believing what you think is politically correct. The only thing which will so called "heal" racism if for black people to be truly successful in their own right not because of some affirmative action program.
Reality

Bellows Falls, VT

#11 Apr 24, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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I agree that there has been a backlash to racism – but that backlash came only after images of Blacks being beaten, bitten and hosed in the streets were broadcasted around the world… and that backlash is only in the mainstream of society.
do you mean the footage of the white trucker being beaten by the group of blacks during the LA riots?
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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And there is nothing artificial when George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin as someone who looks like a criminal, up to no good, on drugs and “they always get away”… Zimmerman has a history of calling the police on Blacks, so anyone looking at these facts sees that race was injected by Zimmerman, and Trayvon was murdered because of it.
zimmerman was not a white guy, if he was a black guy then the truth would be known, dress like a thug, get treated like a thug...
this is not just for blacks...do white guys in leather vests on bikes get a fair shake? Do hippies with Phish stickers on their car get pulled over more? Do scruffy white guys with longer hair get followed in stores?

race was artificially interjected here...

I mean:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/03/bozell-nbc-...

does this look like someone who was in a fight?

http://gma.yahoo.com/warning-graphic-photo-po...

its as if no one cares about reality after the manipulated story is out...

like folks on the left still say the AZ shooter was a palin fan...that was the report on day 1 and we care little about the real facts...

Lastly, as to obama, lots of us voted for him and now regret that. Its funny how we were not racist when we voted for him but we are when we criticize him...yet no one ever called Bush a dumb redneck, RIGHT?
Buppyeb1

New York, NY

#12 Apr 24, 2012
AntiMelting wrote:
We need a Minority Violence Museum to reveal the ugly truth behind Liberalism.
Amen!
Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#13 Apr 24, 2012
A fool and his money are soon parted.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#14 Apr 24, 2012
Robert wrote:
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BS as long as blacks perpetuate themselves as victims of racism all it will do is perpetuate racism.
You will never change attitudes by trying to force or shame people into believing what you think is politically correct. The only thing which will so called "heal" racism if for black people to be truly successful in their own right not because of some affirmative action program.
Your pathetic – which came first; the chicken, or the egg - attitude towards racism is ridiculous. Your solutions are for Blacks to “dummy-up” and just deal with bigotry and racism, and accept the uneven playing field that Affirmative Action addresses.

Unfortunately for you and your warped thinking Blacks will never accept the kind of evil hatred that racism injects into our society; and with the coming change in demographics we’ll see how long racist right-wingers will be against laws meant to protect the minority from the majority.
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#15 Apr 24, 2012
The vast majority of salt and pepper shakers are representative of White people in ways ranging from humorous to absurd to sophisticated to using an outhouse. These Black racists don't say anything about that.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#16 Apr 24, 2012

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#17 Apr 24, 2012
Lonewolf wrote:
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Absence makes the Henry Fonda.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#18 Apr 24, 2012
Denzel Washington owns a huge collection of racist artifacts. I own a few too. They serve as reminders of one of the great disgraces in America's past. Just like the Nazi holocaust, we must never forget.
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#19 Apr 24, 2012
The few (percentage wise) Black people brought to North America during the slavery years wouldn't exist if they hadn't been saved by the people buying them, clothing them, housing them and giving them productive employment. They would have been dead in Africa at the hands of Black kings selling them, or the Muslims introducing slavery for a thousand years before slavery in the West. They wouldn't exist and none of their children would exist to have 50% unemployment rates because of Communist Democrat policies using them for 157 years and keeping many in ghettos. The whole focus on discrimination against Blacks doesn't account for White people actually saving them from guaranteed death, or much worse slavery elsewhere and in some Muslim and Black countries continuing today.
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#20 Apr 24, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
Your pathetic – which came first; the chicken, or the egg - attitude towards racism is ridiculous. Your solutions are for Blacks to “dummy-up” and just deal with bigotry and racism, and accept the uneven playing field that Affirmative Action addresses.
Unfortunately for you and your warped thinking Blacks will never accept the kind of evil hatred that racism injects into our society; and with the coming change in demographics we’ll see how long racist right-wingers will be against laws meant to protect the minority from the majority.
Since you brought it up I find it pathetic you don't know which came first the chicken or the egg.

I can understand ancient philosophers not knowing they don't have the level of understanding we do of the origins of a species. We know that the dna in the first chicken came from the first chicken egg. We know that the donor of the first egg was not a chicken or else it would have the first chicken instead. There would have been either a mutation or a hybrid interaction of species which created the first chicken egg. In either case the donor parents while almost chickens were not chickens. We know the mutation or hybrid interaction occurred before the egg was fertilized because after the dna is fixed. So to make it personal non-marine corp pat; if you are pro life you consider the egg to be a chicken even before laid so you would have to say the egg and chicken were created simultaneously at conception and if your pro choice the egg came first but in neither case did the chicken come first so the best answer to your question is the egg came first.

I can only answer these post this way because I paid attention in school. If I were a young black kid and acted the way I did, paying attention, homework before play, conservative dress, speaking proper English in hopes of being accepted as a contributing successful member of society then I would be ostracized, ridiculed, teased, and bullied for acting too white. Hence back to the problem. Black people need to get the chip off their shoulder, work their ass off trying to be deserving of success rather demanding it as some kind of right because of what someone else did in previous generations.

If this man really wants to display the true ugly truth about racism then he needs to be accurate in his museum. He needs to include illustrations of black people enslaving other black people so black people could sell the black slaves to the Arab and Spanish slave traders in Africa. White people did not penetrate the interior of Africa until the middle of the 1800's by then a thriving slave trade had been going on for 300 years.

It is easy to shine the light on what others did or did not do but that brings no where near the change and success of turning it on yourself.

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