Unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who famously started protests during the national anthem last year, will be incorporated into the Smithsonian. He will be honored in the Black Lives Matter section of the National Museum of African History and Culture. The announcement was made this week.
He made it into the museum before Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Thomas is the longest-serving black justice on the court. But apparently this is not enough to warrant the honor. But protesting the national anthem is, evidently.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection,” sports curator Damion Thomas told USA Today. “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.”
Featured items will include shoes and a game-worn jersey.
What’s even more insulting is the reason given for the snub by a museum spokesperson. Apparently, they just can’t tell every story, so whatevs:
“There are many compelling personal stories about African-Americans who have become successful in various fields, and obviously, Associate Justice Thomas is one of them,” a spokesman said. “However, we cannot tell every story in our inaugural exhibitions.”
“We will continue to collect and interpret the breadth of the African-American experience,” the spokesman added.
There is just something sickening when a national museum, funded by tax dollars, has radicals in charge who believe someone like Kaepernick is a greater American than Clarence Thomas.