David Thomson, Museum Of Fine Arts, Prime Minister discussed on All Things Considered


The nose to the left full hundred and thirty two. Mayoralty agreement back twice. More only to see it fail in what began to feel like the political quivalent of the Bill Murray comedy, groundhog day, Britain's began to refer to the country's political situation as an ominous shambles during yesterday's European parliamentary elections voters, expressed a mix of sympathy and exasperation with the prime minister Warrick bird, former financier put it like this. I feel sorry for him one way. But they thought that being doing account carry on doing this anymore. You know, I'm just mad against the wool may concluded a resignation speech this morning by showing vulnerable side she'd all, but hidden from British voters shortly needs the job that it is being the owner of my life to hold. The second female prime minister, but sesame not the lost. I do so with no ill-will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country, I love tears in her eyes. The prime minister then turned and retreated behind the door of number ten Downing Street. Frank Langfitt, NPR news. London. To Boston now where the museum of fine arts is under scrutiny students on a field trip to the museum said they were racially profiled and harassed there. And as WVU ours. Christel garra reports the incident has further conversation about how welcoming cultural institutions are for people of color. Thirteen year old David Thomson, worked really hard to make the honor roll this year as a reward for his good grades. He and a group of other middle schoolers from the Helen, white Davis, leadership academy would be going to the museum of fine arts on a field trip. This was David's second time at the museum and at first, he didn't really want to go, but his mom Kimberly encouraged him to attend. I didn't want him to fail like the new. They was white people go, like I want him to stand that I want him to go on a trip. I actually occurs him going ago at first I well that's putting plenty to learn at the museum, what happened, according to the students and their teacher. Is that the group of all kids of color, reprofile, and harassed? It started. David says when a tour guide told them that no watermelon or grape juice would be allowed. No watermelons or juice. Think much of it when it happened. But then as when on started to sing why she think that was David teacher. Marvin Lami was chaperoning the kids at the museum. She says guards followed them from gallery to gallery. Wellbeing lax with a group of white students there, I should note that it wasn't just one specific security, guard anytime we switch exhibits it was almost like immediate like they'd leave their posts. And then start following us around the group of kids say, another museum visitor said and I quote, there's expletive black kids, the trip was so upsetting the teachers cut short David's mother Kimberly, one of the teachers came back out crying if I'm a students over the upset he does say that. They felt uncomfortable. And he said to me, that's why he doesn't like onto white people say, says because he doesn't feel comfortable going after reviewing video footage. The museum band to members museum director, Matthew Teitelbaum says they investigated not to prove, whether it happened rather to implement consequences. Profiled when someone says that they must be right which is to say they must have had an experience that made them feel as though they didn't belong officials met with the students this week to apologize formally.

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