[Ed. – Just can’t make this stuff up. Time to defund and de-charter the whole damn thing. Yes, the taxpayers get to decide what BS they will and will not tolerate on THEIR National Mall.]
In response to a letter from lawmakers demanding to know why Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is not included in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian responded that it has added a caption to Anita Hill’s representation in the museum.
The caption reads: “Anita Hill accused a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, of sexual harassment. Her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee provoked serious debates on sexual harassment, race loyalty, and gender roles. Thomas denied the allegations and went on to be confirmed by the Senate, becoming the second African American to serve on the Supreme Court.”
Mary Carpenter, communications director for Rep. Buddy Carter (D-Ga.), who spearheaded the letter to Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, told CNSNews.com that Carter finds the response unacceptable.