Accuracy in Media

Many exhibits in the new $500 million National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. will be worthwhile. They will highlight the struggle to overcome slavery and give black people the rights they were promised in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. Many black Americans have achieved great success. But black leadership in America, which is viewed by the media as almost exclusively liberal and Democratic, is not without major flaws. In addition, we think that the growing black conservative movement will not be given the attention it deserves. In the spirit of truth and transparency, we offer examples of exhibits that we have reason to believe, based on advance publicity, will not be available to those visiting the museum:

  • The Democratic Party’s history of slavery. The Republican Party was born in 1854 in opposition to slavery, and the Democratic Party was the party of slavery. As documented in Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, “Hillary’s America,” the Democratic Party is historically racist. Democratic President Woodrow Wilson attended a screening of the pro-KKK film, “The Birth of a Nation,” in the White House itself. Wilson was so racist that liberal Princeton students have demanded removal of his name from campus buildings. Hillary Clinton once called former Ku Klux Klan member Senator Robert K. Byrd (D-WV) her “mentor,” saying after his death, “Today our country has lost a true American original, my friend and mentor Robert C. Byrd.” As noted by The Daily Caller, Byrd joined the Klan because he was worried that during World War II, he might have to fight alongside “race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” Yet, no Republican presidential candidate has gotten more than 15 percent of the black vote since 1965.
  • Black Lives Matter is a racist organization that praises cop-killer Assata Shakur. A Black Lives Matter T-shirt is on display in the museum, in order to highlight “contemporary” black issues. The “Black Lives Matter Exposed” project of Accuracy in Media looks at the violent nature of the organization, including its support for Assata Shakur, a member of the Black Liberation Army (BLA), a group that worked with the communist terrorist Weather Underground. Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, killed New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster “execution style” by shooting him in the head as he lay wounded by gunfire. Obama has highlighted the killings of black people in a campaign carried forward by his own Department of Justice against local police forces. Yet, Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute notes that, as of July 9 of this year, whites made up 54 percent of the 440 police shooting victims, compared to 28 percent who were black. In 2015, whites made up 50 percent of the 987 fatal police shootings, while blacks made up 26 percent.
  • The Communist mentor of the first black President. Barack Obama’s election as the first black president was facilitated by liberal media bias, since his father-son relationship with black Communist pornographer and pedophile Frank Marshall Davis was deliberately ignored by the liberal press. Liberals in the media knew that his association with a prominent communist would sink his campaign. In 2008, during his first run for office, the relationship was ignored by influential reporters like David Maraniss of The Washington Post, whose own parents were Communist Party members. Even the Drudge Report would not sell advertising to tell the story of Frank Marshall Davis. In 2012, newspapers like The New York Times and USA Today and conservative media like Newsmax refused advertising for the film, “Dreams from My Real Father,” which cited evidence that Davis was actually Obama’s real father. Obama admitted that Davis, a writer for communist publications, had instructed him that black people have “reason to hate.”
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s womanizing, plagiarism, and communist advisers. While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a fighter for civil rights and showed unique courage in opposing racism, he has his own serious flaws. The evidence shows that both President John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby obtained and passed on information about King’s extramarital affairs and womanizing. It was information that had been obtained from FBI wiretaps on King authorized by Bobby himself. The Kennedy brothers, both anti-communist Democrats, were alarmed by King’s communist associations. One of King’s closest advisers was J.H. O’Dell, also known as Hunter Pitts O’Dell. He was a secret member of the Communist Party who would later join Jesse Jackson’s Operation PUSH. Another King adviser was New York attorney Stanley Levison, who had been involved in Communist Party financial affairs and was helping to arrange funding of the party by Moscow. He had recommended O’Dell to King. Despite his reputation as a moderate, Martin Luther King, Jr. paid tribute to W.E.B. Du Bois, who had joined the CPUSA himself in 1961, at an event sponsored by the Soviet-funded journal Freedomways in New York City. King’s opposition to American involvement in the war against communism in Vietnam was strongly influenced by his communist associations. The facts also show that the famed civil rights leader was a plagiarist who stole material from other people and claimed it as his own.
  • Unpatriotic black sports figures. The sports exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture highlights the positive impact of black athletes such as Jackie Robinson on American society. But unpatriotic displays have been more common recently. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said. Kaepernick also has worn socks depicting police as pigs. President Obama commented, “I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about. If nothing else, he’s generated more conversation about issues that have to be talked about.” Kaepernick, the child of a black man, was raised by white parents and is making an $11.9 million base salary this year. Black athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave a Black Power raised fist salute, common among communists and socialists, during the 1968 Summer Olympics. Black Muslim boxer Cassius Clay, also known as Muhammad Ali, refused Army induction in 1967, saying, “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?” Protests against the Vietnam War, which were backed by the Soviet bloc and organized by domestic communist groups, forced a U.S. military withdrawal from Vietnam, leading to a communist takeover that produced hundreds of thousands of political prisoners and Vietnamese “boat people” trying to escape. Almost two million people were then murdered in a campaign of genocide in neighboring Cambodia, carried out by the communist Khmer Rouge. More than 58,000 Americans died trying to stop a communist takeover of Southeast Asia.
  • Paul Robeson: a black dupe of reds. A Soviet campaign was launched after the Russian revolution to exploit the “Negro question” in the U.S. and manipulate blacks and members of other minority groups for Communist purposes. The goal was a “Soviet America.” Although he invoked the Fifth Amendment when asked by a congressional committee about his party membership, the CPUSA admitted, after his death, that actor and singer Paul Robeson had been a party member. Former CPUSA official Manning Johnson had testified in 1949 that that he saw Robeson “a number of times in the headquarters” of the CPUSA and that Robeson was, in fact, a party member. Johnson said Robeson wanted to be “the Black Stalin among Negroes.” Johnson testified, “Paul’s assignment was to work among the intellectuals, the professionals, and artists that the party was seeking to penetrate and influence along Communist lines.”
  • Why Richard Wright broke with the Communist Party. Richard Wright, author of the classic texts Black Boy and Native Son, was a prominent black American author who joined the Communist Party but then became disillusioned by the party’s corruption and authoritarianism, and left it in 1942. He wrote an essay published in Atlantic Monthly in 1944 called “I Tried to Be a Communist,” which was later reprinted (with Wright’s permission) in the book, The God That Failed, a collection of anti-communist essays by ex-Communists.
  • The NAACP once opposed communism. For many years, black groups such as the NAACP were bitter foes of the Communist Party USA, knowing that its politics were divisive and not designed to foster racial harmony. NAACP official Herbert Hill wrote a famous article, “The Communist Party—Enemy of Negro Equality.” Hill said American blacks desired “integration and assimilation into all aspects of American life on the basis of complete equality,” but that the communists promoted separatism and what he called “super-jim-crowism.” Hill referred to “Communist carpet-baggers” who used nice-sounding front groups to dupe blacks, and called the Communist Party one of the “implacable enemies” of black equality.
  • The Black Conservative Movement. African-American Conservatives, Project 21, Black Conservatives Fund and Blacks for Trump are just a few of the black conservative groups in existence. Leading black conservatives include Jason Riley, author of Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder For Blacks To Succeed; Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institution; former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; D.C. Circuit Judge Janice Rogers Brown; South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott; and businessman Herman Cain.

National Museum of African American History and Culture’s top donors (as reported by The Washington Post):

  • Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, $21 million
  • Lilly Endowment, $20 million
  • Robert Frederick Smith, $20 million
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $12 million
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies, $12 million
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $10 million
  • Rhimes Family Foundation, $10 million
  • David M. Rubenstein, $10 million
  • Ford Foundation, $8.6 million
  • Target, $7.05 million
  • Kaiser Permanente, $7 million
  • Robert L. Johnson, $6 million
  • General Electric, $5.5 million
  • 3M, $5 million
  • American Express, $5 million
  • Boeing, $5 million
  • Rockefeller Foundation, $5 million
  • UnitedHealth Group, $5 million
  • Walmart, $5 million

You can read Part 2 of this report here.




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Comments

  • IronChefSandwiches

    I’m guessing you won’t find these because they aren’t trying to cater to the idiot racist right wingers that read AIM. This list is not just offensive, racist and vile, it’s egregiously stupid.

  • bob e

    hope your daughter or ex-wife marries one of the men depicted in this white wash.
    Since they don’t exist i’ll wish you good luck ..

  • bob e

    No mention of the origins of black slavery ?? How about litterin’ the place
    with cannibal pots & eatin’ utensils ..??

  • Poptoy1949
  • IronChefSandwiches

    I hope your daughter rejects your idiocy and is a better person than you.

  • Gz7

    Ah, the Media Matters troll is back with nothing to say again.

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    At this point they have had so much that documented their history removed because it offended them, I dare them to prove it ever really happened. Funny how their monuments to slavery don’t offend them at all, its just the ones that document the bravery of a soldier or the generosity of someone who happened to own slaves that offend them.

  • Patriot159

    As long as the Demonrats keep deceiving the ‘unwashed masses’ (regardless of race), and the ‘unwashed masses’ keep their heads buried in the sand to truth and fact, they will remain slaves.

  • grayjohn

    If they can raise that much money they don’t need no damned reparations.

  • grayjohn

    Piss off. No one asked you. Douche.

  • MoeLarryAndJesus

    You can scout the Reagan Library and you won’t find any glowing reports of Nancy’s famous reign as Hollywood’s Blowjob Queen. How dare they omit this?

  • oldgraymary

    Hmmm. There is a glaring omission on that list of donors. Shouldn’t the Clinton Foundation be included? Ooops, guess the 7% didn’t cover this expense.

  • oldgraymary

    You obviously read it. It’s still the truth, which is often offensive, racist and vile.

  • oldgraymary

    However did you get to be so brilliantly clever?

  • Tbear

    The following are a few basic historical facts that every black American should know.

    Fact: The Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and Republicans eventually abolished slavery. The 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, passed in 1865 with 100% Republican support but only 23% Democrat support in congress.

    Fact: The 14th Amendment, giving full citizenship to freed slaves, passed in 1868 with 94% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress. The 15th Amendment, giving freed slaves the right to vote, passed in 1870 with 100% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress.

    Fact: The Ku Klux Klan was originally and primarily an arm of the Southern Democratic Party. Its mission was to terrorize freed slaves and “ni**er-loving” (their words) Republicans who sympathized with them.

    Fact: In the 1950s, President Eisenhower, a Republican, integrated the US military and promoted civil rights for minorities. Eisenhower pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1957. One of Eisenhower’s primary political opponents on civil rights prior to 1957 was none other than Lyndon Johnson, then the Democratic Senate Majority Leader.

    Fact: The historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats in both houses of Congress. In the House, 80 percent of the Republicans and 63 percent of the Democrats voted in favor. In the Senate, 82 percent of the Republicans and 69 percent of the Democrats voted for it.

    Fact: Contrary to popular misconception, the parties never “switched” on racism. The Democrats just switched from overt racism to a subversive strategy of getting blacks as dependent as possible on government to secure their votes. At the same time, they began a cynical smear campaign to label anyone who opposes their devious strategy as greedy racists.

    In the 1960s the Democratic Party changed its strategy for dealing with African Americans. Thanks to earlier Republican initiatives on civil rights, blatant racial oppression was no longer a viable political option. Whereas before that time Southern Democrats had overtly and proudly segregated and terrorized blacks, the national Democratic Party decided instead to be more subtle and get them as dependent on government as possible.

    As LBJ so elegantly put it (in a famous moment of candor that was recorded for posterity), “I’ll have those n#ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” At the same time, the Democrats started a persistent campaign of lies and innuendo, falsely equating any opposition to their welfare state with racism.

    From a purely cynical political perspective, the Democratic strategy of black dependence has been extremely effective. LBJ knew exactly what he was doing. African Americans routinely vote well over 90 percent Democratic for fear that Republicans will cut their government benefits and welfare programs.

  • Concerned Citizen

    If the Republicans are the anti-slavery party, why do they support the use of the Confederate battle flag?

  • dstatton

    Harry Truman desegregated the military in 1948.

  • Tbear

    Truman started it.

    Eisenhower successfully integrated the military during his first term (a process begun by Truman in 1948), and integrated the public schools in the District of Columbia

  • Lorilu

    The newspaper had a story that Obama was meeting with John Carlos and Tommie Smith, the athletes who raised their fists at the Olympics. It appears he agrees with their action.

  • sanford943

    Ed Brayton says. What a mishmash of stupid. Every one of those athletes were right to protest the things they did. And all that stuff about Vietnam is bullshit. It wasn’t leaving the war that led to the Khmer Rouge, it was the war in the first place. We killed at least two million people in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. We decimated those countries and the power vacuum we created led to Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, which then killed millions more. Trying to stop our involvement in the Vietnam war was the most patriotic thing anyone could do. They are the patriots, not hacks like Kincaid who cheer for any invasion or any nation full of brown people.

  • Goldcoaster

    Yeah, I doubt very much they will be noting the fact that most of the slaves were captured and made slaves by other blacks. whenever they start asking for reparations, I say sure I’ll pay, right after those blacks that made em slaves in the first place. from the NY times:

    How did slaves make it to these coastal forts? The historians John Thornton and Linda Heywood
    of Boston University estimate that 90 percent of those shipped to the New World were enslaved by Africans and then sold to European traders. The sad truth is that without complex business
    partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents,
    the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the
    scale it occurred. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/opinion/23gates.html?_r=0

  • Steven Barrett

    Out of good taste and the Smithsonian’s policy of not including artifacts and items from presidential campaigns as they’re being waged, wait’ll next year and perhaps it’ll obtain the Klan robe worn by The Donald’s old man. He’ll be more than happy to fob it off to anybody by Nov. 8 and I’m sure the Smithsonian will gladly put it on display.

  • Steven Barrett

    To be as polite as I can, the GOP is a very ideologically confused party lately. Even Lincoln, TR, Eisenhower, Reagan and all Bushes have been misused to the point they wouldn’t even recognize their own party anymore.

  • Saleta Tigner

    This is so very OFFENSIVE! Now some of the narrative is FACTUAL, but to place facts as a side, and give to flagrant false hoods as the main course…Contemptible…But look at the Source.