Smithsonian seeks to acquire Trayvon Martin’s hoodie to give aid and comfort to the Civil Rights Industrial complex

One of the Left’s favorite tactics is to create media myths to indoctrinate people.Often the subjects of these myths live very dubious lives.But, once the myth-making machinery is fully operational, a drunkard and womanizer like Sen. Ted Kennedy and a former KKK honcho like Sen. Robert: Byrd become marble statues of Liberalism.

Trayvon Martin, a troubled kid who was suspended twice from his high school in a six month period is the latest media myth in progress.

A director at the Smithsonian Institution wants to stock a new addition to the national museum complex with a controversial piece of recent US history – Trayvon Martin’s hoodie according to: The New York Post.

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin

Lonnie Bunch said that once the legal case plays out, he’d love to have the gray hooded sweat shirt the unarmed 17-year-old was wearing the night he was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla.

Martin’s hoodie would provide an opportunity to further the discussion about race in America, Bunch said.

“It became the symbolic way to talk [about] the Trayvon Martin case. It’s rare that you get one artifact that really becomes the symbol,” Bunch said.

“Because it’s such a symbol, it would allow you to talk about race in the age of Obama.”

Bunch, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, now under construction in Washington, DC, has assembled other controversial pieces about race relations throughout US history.

One example is a guard tower from Louisiana’s notorious Angola State Penitentiary.

Another is the handcuffs used to restrain Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. in an episode that sparked a national debate about race and led to a “beer summit” with President Obama aimed at easing tensions.

Al Sharpton is salivating!

Cross posted at The Last Tradition

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.

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