Sarah Palin on Friday lashed out at the Smithsonian for virtually ignoring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas at its new National Museum of African American History And Culture.
"[Do] black conservatives need not apply? Those ... who chose to ignore one of our most honored and accomplished African Americans must hear our concerns and address the inexplicable snub," the former Alaska governor said on her Facebook page.
"Thomas has fought for equal rights his entire career, including as Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before being appointed to the highest court in the land. To ignore his good work is to censor his good work."
The Smithsonian, a group of museums and research centers run by the federal government, opened the new museum highlighting the accomplishments of significant African Americans on Sept. 24.
The Independent Journal Review reports while Thomas lacks "any positive recognition" from the museum, Anita Hill, who accused of him of sexual harassment in 1991, "is remembered as someone who helped make a difference for African Americans."
Palin, who ran for vice-president on Sen. John McCain's ticket in 2008, said in her Facebook post that Americans should make a fuss.
"It's rhetorical to ask why this most influential conservative was snubbed, but let's ask anyway. Our silence is complicity," she said.
The museum, located in Washington, D.C., has proved so popular that passes for the remainder of 2016 have already been distributed. The museum will release passes for the first three months of 2017 beginning on Oct. 3, 2016.
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