Today someone sent me a short article about a pro-life African American group that is critical of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. because it has excluded “notable figures such as Clarence Thomas, Mia Love, [and] also the title or anything referenced to eugenics….”
There have only been two African American Supreme Court justices and Clarence Thomas is one of them. I do not know much about Mia Love, but she is the first black female Republican to be elected to Congress. She is also a Mormon. And yes, eugenics (as it relates to abortion) is a part of the African American story.
When I first received this article by the Life Education and Resource Network I initially treated it as a piece of political propaganda, but as I read it it peaked my attention enough to see if the organization’s assessment of the new Smithsonian museum was accurate.
Here is what I found:
Yes, Clarence Thomas is largely absent. I am not sure why. It would seem he deserves to be there.
It does not look like Mia Love is in the museum. Having said that, she has only been in Congress since 2015.
I haven’t been able to find anything about how the museum treats eugenics. Can anyone help me out here? I have yet to visit the museum.
What do you think? Does the Life Education and Resource Network have a legitimate complaint?