This watermelon remark makes NO SENSE, and sounds like the fantasy of a teacher who WANTS to experience racism.
Not too much racism, however. Not anything that would really hurt and do damage. She wants to experience the kind of racism that wouldn’t actually hurt her in the least, but would destroy the people she indicts.
Marvelyne Lamy said staff had followed the black and other minority 12 and 13-year-olds, yelling at them not to touch exhibits while ignoring white groups.
She claimed staff told the group: “No food, no drink, and no watermelon.”
The term dates back to the US civil war and is considered derogatory when used in relation to the black community.
In a statement, a museum spokesperson said the employee in question said they told the students, “No food, no drink and no water bottles” were allowed inside the galleries.
The museum said there was no way to “definitively confirm or deny what was said”, but added it would provide additional training for all frontline staff on engaging with school groups.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called the alleged remarks “incredibly disturbing”.
Here, let Bill Burr explain how racism works —>