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…And In More Racism’s Still Alive News: A Noose at the Blacksonian

You may have heard by now that a noose was found INSIDE the National Museum of African American History and Culture, more affectionately know by Black people locally (in DC) as the Blacksonian.

Somebody actually placed a noose, one of the most vile and explicit symbols of America’s remarkably racist history, inside of a museum dedicated to the contributions, accomplishments, and achievements of Black people. I’m not sure what kind of person you have to be in order to do this, but there’s a special place in Hell for that them.

What makes it even worse is this: they’re STILL doing timed-tickets for entry into the museum. It’s entirely possible that this motherfucker has been waiting for MONTHS to do this shit, just itching with racism to get inside to place this noose there in the segregation exhibit. And in the oddest bit of irony, a noose hanging randomly in the museum is ALMOST an exhibit in itself as a display of this country’s FUCKED up history and present when it comes to its minority communities. The act is damn near living art.

Obviously, it was intended as a reminder that no matter how far we’ve come and no matter how well we catalog and display just how important and vital to this country we are, some idiot – and I’m assuming it’s a white person and I’m entirely comfortable assuming this without proof, fuck your feelings, b – in 2017 can stroll right into this nice public space and piss all over it. Boy, those white folks are really taking it personal that their losing their symbols of racism, even though there’s a very prominent statue of a Confederate racist named Albert Pike STILL chilling like a motherfucker at Judiciary Square in DC. Why not just go sit under that statue and tell racist tales?

To be clear, I’m not surprised by this at all. In fact, I’m surprised it’s taken this long – the museum opened in September 2016 – for something so brazen to happen. I’ve been expecting to wake up to news of NIGGER being spray-painted on the building’s facade. When the Peace Ball happened during inauguration weekend, I was also surprised that something overtly racist in nature didn’t happen. While I’m not surprised, though, this type of shit is obviously sick and twisted. Just a few yards away and a few days earlier, a noose was found hanging from a magnolia tree near the Hirshorn Museum. To mis-quote Cam’ron playing Rico in Paid in Full, “niggas get racism’d everyday, b.” True as it is, it doesn’t make it any less jarring.

Living in DC and really only venturing to “Washington” for work means that I remain largely insulated from the out of town racists proudly rocking their “Make America Great Again” hats and leering at the vast majority of people of color they must encounter at gift shops and counters across this city and area where tourists gather. But I know they’re out there, lurking, seething, carrying around nooses looking for opportunities to try to kill the spirit of people who’ve come too far to go backwards. I realize that placing a noose anywhere is scary because it implies there’s a threat that’s present. And if there’s a threat, who knows how it’s going to manifest itself. That young Bowie State University student who was killed in College Park, MD, is proof of that. And there’s Lebron’s house in LA, too.

I don’t know what any of this means and if I’m being honest, I don’t think it means much of anything. There are racists in our midst. That’s always been the case and always will be. And in some instances, some of those racists are willing to go the extra mile to try to make a point. Two nooses a few days apart in DC is something because it happened on Smithsonian grounds where throngs of kids on field trips and out of town trips to the nation’s capital stand in line with grandmother’s and baby strollers taking in the nation’s history. But one or two monkeys don’t stop no show. If anything, this type of shit just proves why we must keep fighting the good fight and stomping mudholes into the agenda of racists and pushing them further and further to the fringe.

Now if only we could get 45 outta here.

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  • Mean&Robotic

    That person waited months to get in and instead of learning about us and our history decided to hang a noose. Walking around today just as proud of themself as they can be , but too much of a woosie to tell anyone with melanin they see.

    America the beautiful

  • Brooklyn_Bruin

    Copycats will continue the terrorism now that they see the efficacy.

    Last week in Crofton, Maryland some white boys hung a noose at a black middle school. Connor Prout and John Haverman got charged with a hate crime.

    I’m sure Jeff Sessions will get right to the bottom of this though.

    You church going folks need to see if the building offering can get some high def cameras.

  • Rewind4ThatBehind

    This scenario makes me want tot rethink how to address racism period.

    A noose a horrible thing. Don’t get me wrong. But it’s silent. Passive aggressive. I think that’s why we hate it even more than the original meaning. Because the people who throw it out there don’t have the balls to actually use it. It’s a micro aggression. Not even a unique one either, after all this time. Maybe what I’m trying to say what makes me angry at racism & racist acts the most, outside of when they kill or hurt us (which deserves the uptmost venom) is how unoriginal & uninspired these acts are.

    It’s like they aren’t even trying. Like all 300+ million of them read the same gotdamn code book and pick something out, acting like they are doing something new & profound, secretly laughing to themelves like “haha got them blackies now”. It’s annoying in how predictable it is (not discounting the harm it does).

    They spend all of their time creating complex & overarching systems to box us in and slowly deteriorate our humanity, then hide behind those systems with ignorance, stupidity, & sheer laziness if violence, rape, or murder isn’t part of the plan. But give them the opportunity to really talk that talk, and the best they can do is bring a noose to a museum that ALREADY HAS A NOOSE ON DISPLAY.

    Yay for Bryce & Tyler, they’re so smart. Bet their teachers gave them all the gold stars in 4th grade. I bet 45’s toupee it was a teenager.

    Even our reaction is basically “wow, I can’t believe it took this long”. Because we knew it would happen. We were waiting. And they feel so proud now to come out to the wood works, but yet WE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE HORRIBLE.

    Comedy. Every single time.

  • blueevey

    What a coward

  • Sigma_Since 93

    Soo all them cameras in and around that area and not one has a good picture of dude????

  • Kat

    They got cameras all up in there, it will come to light.

    • Your Mama

      that was my question.. where are the cameras?…. release the footage!!

  • Kat

    And I ain’t discounting that it was one of us. All skinfolk ain’t yo kinfolk.

    • Quirlygirly

      Please say it aint so..

    • HouseOfBonnets

      More than a few been showing their behinds.

    • Val

      If so, definitely a Black republican.

      • Kat

        #staywoke

      • Zil Nabu

        Actually probably not. There are people out there who want the attention of being victimized. And if not that they think staging these incidents paints the opposition in a bad light. It’s no different than the man that vandalized his own truck with “BLM” and “Kill White People” then called the news stations to show off just how depraved these “thugs” had become. It’s sick, but it’s real.

        • Billy Not Really

          Red Pill the rest of these idiots please

          • Zil Nabu

            Umm you have no ally in me. I respect the commenters here. Don’t tag along with me to throw shade at them.

            • Billy Not Really

              As if I needed a Dindu like you to make my point lol

              • Zil Nabu

                And yet you were trying to cosign my shyt when you thought you found a comrade. Be gone.

                • Billy Not Really

                  A comrade? Or perhaps it’s the fact that you spoke the truth? Not all blacks are lying, mental midgets and I’m merely pointing out that these hoax perpetrators are usually black. Are they not?

                  • Zil Nabu

                    Actually no they are not. Hoaxes have been perpetrated by people of all races across the political spectrum. Do you not remember the white woman (cop’s wife) who vandalized and burgled her own home and tried to pin it on BLM? Or how about the white man who vandalized his truck and also tried to do the same. Or let’s take it back to one of the originators of the B.S. the McCain campaign volunteer who attacked herself and wrote a backwards B on her cheek and tried to blame it on Obama supporters.

                    People have gotten to the point where either they are crying for attention and want to feel like they’re part of something so they make themselves look like a victim OR even more common is HATING those with opposing viewpoints SO much that you try to set them up so you can point and say, “look how depraved these people are.” It’s sick no matter who is doing it.

                    But the point is that many of these incidents aren’t hoaxes. That Indian man in KS is really dead. Those videos of people berating immigrants and minorities with slurs and, “Trump is going to kick you out of the country!” are real. In fact more cases have been found to be real than not. Even if it isn’t criminal per se, it’s still harassment. It’s still meant to intimidate. Getting into a disagreement with someone in the checkout line at TJ’s shouldn’t devolve into a person telling another that they are going to be thrown out of the country or calling them a slur or threatening them with God knows what they believe Trump will do. If that’s where getting angry takes you then it’s revealed exactly who you are as a person and the prejudice you harbor. That’s what people are dealing with and instead of empathizing with that you would rather solely focus on hoaxes and project that on to every incident.

                    So while I recognize that there is a chance that this incident could have been perpetrated by someone looking for attention or to frame white supremacists, that does not mean I’m saying that’s definitely or automatically the case. I am acknowledging that no matter who did it, the presence of those nooses strikes a very sharp feeling into those who encountered them. We know what that sign means and it is not neutral. I have been to the museum twice and seeing that would have chilled me to my core. I am also not going to jump to conclusions on who the perpetrator could have been. But mostly I was standing up for Black Republicans because I am one and do not like the constant refrain that we hate our own people. While there are definitely some Uncle Ruckuses, most of us are NOT.

                    Now that I’ve explained that to you, feel free to post your hypotheses and thoughts, just don’t piggyback off of me thinking you’re getting a co-sign for your agenda. You are not.

                    • Billy Not Really

                      Long-winded and thoughtful as your explanation is, the fact still remains that your people are violent and hateful towards whites in general. Not saying you’re genetically wired to be this way, although science and scholars have proven over the years that the Bell Curve is real, that blacks are prone to exhaustive fits of violence and over-breeding.. low iQ, but aside from all that. Negro Fatigue in America is setting in.. whites don’t feel like playing nanny anymore. We cucked out of shame and now a monster has arisen, the Alt Right. And don’t get me wrong, Jews actively run this planet as we speak but I expect a rather sharp turn in the near future towards racial unity amongst Whites once more.
                      I know this has to be a very uncomfortable time for a Black Conservative considering you’re probably not the type to go rob, rape and murder innocent White people but your people have been doing this pretty steadily for about the past 50 years and forced multiculturalism, affirmative action and basically White shaming anyone who has the balls to say they’re proud to be European.. Keep pushing and pushing a race and see where it ends up. This noose came from one of you guys. I bet you $50 in bitcoin that they discover this and dozens more of these instances as hoaxes staged by a sick black person.

                    • Zil Nabu

                      Do not speak to me again. I do not suffer racists.

                    • William Moyer

                      im so sorry meh knee grow, i didn’t know ya’ll wuz kangs n sheeeeit

                    • Aaeros Kali

                      Can you explain the FBI arrests stats for the past 6 years that show that white crime has remained at 69% 70% of drug crime. Over 70% of sexual crimes between 54-60% of violent crime. 66-68% of rapes over the time frame. Blacks committed about 26% of crime and about 20 percent of the Black community is chronically poor. Europeans wouldn’t have escaped Central Asia and invaded the planet without being prone to violence.

            • It’s always nice to see poor white trash troll black sites… I mean this imbecile woke up with the sole purpose of going to harass black people who don’t give not even a quarter of a fukk about him.

              He could’ve easily woke up and decided to pick a fight with a black guy and get his ayus beat in the street but instead- Mr. Chickenshit comes online to troll.

              I’m sure life in his trailer must be great!

              https://media.giphy.com/media/sHTmwS1RvamuA/giphy.gif

    • miss t-lee

      Ooooh. Hadn’t thought about that, but you know…I ain’t saying it couldn’t happen.

      • Mary Burrell

        And the vandalism of Le Bron’s property could be just someone who hates his team or him as a player. I hope the perpetrators aren’t black. But you never know, haters come in all skin colors.

        • miss t-lee

          Indeed.

    • Brown Rose

      I would be open to that if it was just this one incident. It appears to be an ongoing trend.

      • Kat

        I’m just being realistic. There are a lot more of us than them standing in those lines waiting to get in.

    • Mary Burrell

      I am afraid of that also.

    • Billy Not Really

      SPEAK!!!

    • CoilyCue

      Professionally buck-eyed Jesse Lee Peterson comes to mind.

  • Stuff like this doesn’t even bother me anymore. White terrorists need a new trick. No one is intimidated by the fact that you don’t like us. We are aware.

    • AzucarNegra

      They really do not have to try very hard. Many feel as if it is their time, even though it had never ceased being their time.

      • Billy Not Really

        It’s been our time for 60,000 years

  • AzucarNegra

    They are out in full force , no holds barred. Many yearned for the great period of the 1950s and are doing their utmost to ensure it gets back there. They are subtly and not so subtly trying to remind us of our place.
    http://www.theroot.com/princeton-professor-keeanga-yamahtta-taylor-cancels-pub-1795719438

  • Diego Duarte

    And people scolded me last sunday for punching one of these azzholes…. Violence is the only way to deal with these fuckers, it’s time the liberals understand that.

    • AzucarNegra

      Many of the persons who will tell you turn the other cheek forget that bit of wisdom when they are in the same situation. Do what you need to in order to survive.

      • Diego Duarte

        My life isn’t in jeopardy (at least not here), but I’ll be d@mned if I sit still and let them make it miserable for others. If they want to spread their misinformation and propaganda they must be let know that they’ll be fought every step of the way.

    • Val

      Yeah, I will say, after us dealing with this stuff for hundreds of years, always being on defense is getting tiring.

      • Brooklyn_Bruin

        Oh we going on offense now?

        *Feds watching*

    • As long as you don’t catch yourself a case, it is what it is.

    • BlackMamba, Romperstiltskin

      “”Fascism is not to be debated, it is to be smashed.” – Buenaventura Durruti

      Good stuff.

      • Diego Duarte

        Well said. The moment you start debating fascism you legitimize it and allow it to move into the mainstream. I believe every single person in VSB has debated these people in different venues countless times before.

        Fascists are not about exchanging ideas. They’re about drowning them out with a constant stream of propaganda, no matter how false or disingenuous. They don’t want to reach an understanding, they have already started from a pre-determined conclusion, which is women and minorities are to blame for everything that is wrong with the world.

        Everything else, all their rationale and talking points, flow from that conclusion and points towards the extermination of their “enemies”: feminists, minorities, LGBT people and anyone remotely Left Wing.

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