To learn about fine arts is to learn about exclusion
May 23, 2019 1:55 PM   Subscribe

A class encounters the ugly ways of exclusively "white spaces." A nice field trip turns into a humiliation.
posted by jj's.mama (5 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: This is classic outragefilter, sorry. -- restless_nomad

Boston once again demonstrates its dyed in the wool racist elitism.
posted by snuffleupagus at 2:04 PM on May 23, 2019 [7 favorites]

Marvelyne Lamy sounds like an exceptional teacher. That she had to deal with this instead of being able to spend the time with her kids experiencing something positive at the museum is a real shame. Not a surprise but still a shame.

On my commute on public transportation I see all kinds of kids acting like kids—being loud and excited and dancing and talking to each other with all that kid energy—but it’s always the black kids that get the stinkeye from other (mostly white) passengers, as if their very presence is an imposition. There are people who would call themselves sophisticated and urbane and progressive who still chafe at spaces that aren’t all-white and it’s very obvious.
posted by sallybrown at 2:05 PM on May 23, 2019 [5 favorites]

2019: Not a surprise but still a shame.
posted by Fizz at 2:12 PM on May 23, 2019 [2 favorites]

posted by odinsdream at 2:13 PM on May 23, 2019

Most museums I've been in have been painfully white.
posted by odinsdream at 2:14 PM on May 23, 2019

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