Smithsonian’s Black History Museum to Feature ‘Colin Kaepernick Collection

Still not enough room for a Clarence Thomas exhibit.

The curators of the Smithsonian’s African-American History and Culture museum are seeking out various items from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to showcase his anti-America protests. The sports curator for the museum, Damion Thomas, said they are looking forward to adding those artifacts to its Black Lives Matter display and the nearly 40,000 other items throughout the museum.

“The Colin Kaepernick collection is in line with the museum’s larger collecting efforts to document the varied areas of society that have been impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement,” Thomas said.

While Kaepernick is unable to find a team that will hire him, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas remains almost completely absent from the museum, save a mention of his role in the Anita Hill scandal in the early 1990s. 

And as MILO news pointed out, an out-of-work football player who refused to stand for the national anthem is taking precedence over the highest-ranking black official in the land. This is the upside down world we live in.


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