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Four Reasons Trump has no business coming to the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

A presidential visit for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum? Thanks, but no thanks.

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The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum was created to remind us of the struggles of those who fought for true equality in Mississippi and the rest of the country, which is something that 45 has never honored. Here are a few reasons why 45 should not have been invited to attend the opening.
Reason 1:  Violation of the Fair Housing Act
In 1973, Trump faced accusations of violating the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by refusing to rent apartments to African Americans. The case was eventually settled out of court, and Trump was not made to admit his guilt in violating the act.
The FHA of 1968 was a follow up piece of legislation to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The FHA prohibits discrimination based on the race, religion, national origin, familial status, or the gender of a person in the sale, rent, and financing of housing. The act led to the creation of the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which provides assistance in funding for homes in a non-discriminatory basis. Both Acts were the direct results of the Civil Rights Movement.
Reason 2:  The Central Park Five and Lynching
In 1989, five young men of color were falsely accused of raping a woman in Central Park. The then teenagers were convicted, but in 2002 were exonerated by way of DNA evidence and the confession of the actual assailant.
The teenagers claimed they were coerced into implicating each other to the crime. During their ordeal, 45 (then a private citizen) took out his infamous full-page ad in the New York Times calling for the state to reinstate the death penalty. Let that sink in for a minute.
Those people were later proven innocent, but 45

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