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Author: Raine    Date: 10/06/2016 13:21:55

Last month, the Trump campaigned was denied a request to hold an event at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro.
The museum is in the former F.W. Woolworth building, the site of the 1960 lunch counter sit-in protest against segregated eating establishments. The facility seeks to commemorate the historic sit-in and to promote equality today.

Swaine said museum staff who spoke to a representative from Trump’s team said he did not request a tour of the museum and seemed instead to want only a photo-op for the nominee. Swaine said that months are spent training the museum’s tour guides, and that the museum does not allow “un-vetted” presenters to act as guides.

He said that since news of the museum’s decision broke last week, museum staff members have received threats via phone calls and social media.

“The callers were threatening to come over and burn down the building and to shoot up the building,” he said. “They’ve lessened in frequency this week, but they’re still coming in.”

Swaine said callers have used foul language and racial epithets, and he said museum employees are now recording the calls. But he also noted that he is appreciative of support that has come via social media and in calls from across the nation.

As the article noted, the Museum would have been happy to provide a private tour to the GOP Candidate, as well as Ms. Clinton. What is highly disturbing is how t-Rump supporters have reacted to being denied by the museum. This isn't just any old museum, this is the museum that commemorates this: (Warning: use of the 'N' word)

56 years later, the same building and all it stands for is now the target of threats of violence. How did we get here? This is how we got here:

There are people out there who would still tear apart the fabric of our nation. It is the opposite of the civil rights so many fought, and literally died for.

We must say no to the machinery of hate with a resounding NO on November 8th. After that, we all must do our part as citizens to say no to the hatred that is fomenting by many of these supporters. That's going to take longer than simply voting. There is damage being done. We cannot count on the ones doing the damage to help mend what their leader has created. That's a bitter pill, I know, but it is simply the truth.

“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.



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