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Bills to create US Latino, women’s history museums blocked by Sen. Mike Lee

Bills to create US Latino, women’s history museums blocked by Sen. Mike Lee

Senator Mike Lee of Utah blocked bipartisan legislation Thursday to create Smithsonian museums for American Latinos and women. The Republican Senator claimed that such institutions would ’further divide’ the nation. He also suggested that members of the Latino American community had not faced the same kind of systematic exclusion as other ethnic groups which already have Smithsonian museums.

porcus 2 months

I hace no issue with museums being created for whatever focus they wish, just so long as I am not compelled to pay for it via taxes.

Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 2 months

Why the push to make everything segregated? Race and sex can be noted when describing individual achievements but they should be included with similar breakthroughs, not separated.

justsayin 2 months

I’ve been holding out for the “red head” museum not to mention a “red head” protest! Perhaps Portland could host a book burning of all literature that uses the phrase, “red headed stepchild”.

Katse Kubeb
Katse Kubeb 2 months

:-) midget wrestlers :-) .... thats funny man!!!

Jeffery Wells
Jeffery Wells 2 months

I'm really confused about this museum. Is it a museum for all Latinos, and also all women? If so why are women included with Latinos? Are there just not that many contributions in culture and art for women to get their own museum? Why are other ethnicities excluded? Or is this just for Latina women? If so why did they phrase it that way? It also seems hyper specific for a whole museum of that's the case, but maybe I'm just ignorant in that regard.

Christopher 2 months

Sen. Mike Lee typifies the white privileged ethnic racism that divides this country. A bigot through and through.

Montgomery 2 months

Where is the museum for lesbian women who's names start with "R" Or a museum about Mexican men under 1.7m tall Or do they mean nothing to you?

Tobias Quinn
Tobias Quinn 2 months

I’m republican and do not approve his message

IvoryDove 2 months

Is there an Irish immigrants' museum yet?

Rburgoxd 2 months

American lations = women is all I got

Gordon 2 months

I'm still waiting for the museum for midget wrestlers.

Anna 2 months

So much ignorance from people who obviously didn't look at a single link. What's the point of having an app with multiple different links if you don't *read* any of them. You're just as ignorant about more things and look stupider responding about things you clearly have no idea about.... FYI..they were two separate bills, for two separate museum that have been seeking funding for many years.

James 2 months

Hard to disagree when there is a Smithsonian museum of American history. Surely this would be a part of that history.

Bill 2 months

Mike Lee the allstar 💯

joe 2 months

Yup it's time to move into the mountains.

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 2 months

Excellent job. Stop wasting money and resources on absolute garbage

Alex 2 months

Where's the harm in this bill?🤷‍♂️

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