Racially Profiled Students at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Receive Apology

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Workers install three paintings on loan from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston, Massachusetts on May 23, 2013 (REUTERS/Brian Snyder).

A group of students from Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts had an unfortunate visit to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) on May 16. The seventh graders, who were at the museum as a reward for good behavior and good grades, were racially profiled by security guards and fellow museum visitors.

The group of more than two dozen students of color were exploring the museum to get a firsthand look at the art and cultures they had studied in class, WBUR reported. Instead of an educational visit, the students were reportedly subjected to racial profiling and hurtful comments.

Marvelyne Lamy, a seventh grade English language arts teacher who…

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