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Boston's Museum of Fine Arts Hires Outside Firm to Investigate Racism Reports

The museum conducted its own investigation, which led to two patrons being banned for alleged disparaging remarks

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    Councilor Calls for Hearing After Racist MFA Incident

    Complaints of racism at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has sparked a change in policy, but city leaders want to make sure something like this does not happen again.

    (Published Wednesday, June 5, 2019)

    Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has hired an outside law firm to investigate reports that a group of minority middle school students was subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a school field trip last month.

    Museum leadership in a statement Wednesday said the review would be led by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger of Casner & Edwards LLC.

    The museum conducted its own investigation, which led to two patrons being banned for alleged disparaging remarks during the May 16 visit.

    But the museum said "we came to the decision that an investigation by an external party could provide greater objectivity and clarity."

    MFA Bans 2 Patrons After Alleged Racist Comments

    [NECN] MFA Bans 2 Patrons After Alleged Racist Comments

    The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is responding to complaints of racism after a field trip.

    (Published Friday, May 24, 2019)

    The principal of the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy in the city's Dorchester neighborhood said museum security followed his students while leaving white students alone.

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