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Fri May 24, 2019, 12:05 PM

Boston Museum of Fine Arts Apologizes for Racist Remarks, Profiling 7th Grade Students

The field trip was supposed to be a reward for the kids being exceptional students and to provide them with a firsthand look at the cultures they had been studying in school, but instead, it only served as yet another cruel reminder of how pervasive racism is.

“This is really about creating a culture of inclusivity in the museum, and as an institution in the city we want to be a leader in that space,” she said. “If they feel they were treated in a way that was racist or unwelcoming, I don’t need to review video. What I’m interested in is that it doesn’t happen again,” Makeeba McCreary, MFA’s chief of learning and community engagement.

https://www.theroot.com/boston-museum-of-fine-arts-apologizes-for-racist-remark-1834977922





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Kind of Blue May 2019 OP
brush May 2019 #1
Kind of Blue May 2019 #2
irisblue May 2019 #4
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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 12:09 PM

1. It's Boston.

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Response to brush (Reply #1)

Fri May 24, 2019, 12:12 PM

2. LOL! But Oh, No. My niece is about to

enter her sophomore year there. The school is based in Boston but freshmen complete their first year overseas. I'm gonna have to break "It's Boston" to her

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #2)

Fri May 24, 2019, 12:18 PM

4. I spent summer 83 there for advanced training, it was bad then too.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #4)

Fri May 24, 2019, 01:19 PM

6. Shit! I absolutely hate when fear overcomes me.

But really, Thanks, irisblue. It's imperative that we have "the talk" again about being doubly mindful of her surroundings.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 12:17 PM

3. It's wrong to misuse kids like that.

I did not see anything about disciplining the guards in the article.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Fri May 24, 2019, 12:23 PM

5. The way I see it is they're always innocent and

wait for something to happen before beginning to "roll out the process of training - next month."

I'm glad the kids immediately went on Twitter because surely this is not their first incident.

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