A Museum Of Racist Artifacts Is About To Open In Michigan
A new museum opening in Big Rapids, MI is a bit different than most museums… it's full of racist artifacts. The owner of the collection is black. He says the point is to teach and get a dialogue going about how people do this to other people.
The owner has been collecting the stuff for years and finally decided to open it to the public.The displays are startling. The n-word is everywhere, and many of the artifacts show black men as lazy, violent, or dumb.
There's even a full size replica of a lynching tree. And it's not just old stuff, there are T-shirts about president Obama, like one that says: "Any White Guy 2012."
Some of the rooms are gut-wrenching, and many people leave angry.
It's free to get in.