‘No food, no drinks, no watermelon’: Boston Fine Arts Museum apologizes to group of black schoolchildren for staff members’ shocking racist behavior
・Teacher Marvelyne Lamy said her students were ‘racially profiled’ during a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last week
・The class, Lamy said, was made up entirely by black students and other ethnicities – there were no white students in her tour group
・Both she and the students became so uncomfortable they abruptly ended the outing and posted of the experience on Facebook
・The museum finally responded in a letter to the school which was published to its website on Wednesday
・Boston’s Museum of Fine Art took full responsibility for the incident and said it ‘deeply regrets any interactions that led to this outcome’
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” in a sudden, unexpected and often unsatisfactory way “という風に記載されていますね。
The receptionist answered abruptly.
They abruptly left the party.
Abruptly stopping this medicine can be dangerous.
Our conversation came to an abrupt end when George burst into the room.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” a short journey that you take for enjoyment “という風に記載されていますね。
a pleasant family outing
an outing to the beach
an outing to a bowling alley
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has issued a public apology after a middle school teacher took to social media to claim her students had been subjected to racial abuse during a field trip last week.
Marvelyne Lamy, who teaches the seventh grade at the Davis Leadership Academy in Dorchester, Massachusetts, said that her students had been ‘racially profiled’ during an excursion to the museum on May 14.
The class, Lamy said, was made up entirely by black students and teens of other ethnicities. There were no white students in her tour group.
racial profiling (noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” the practice by the police of thinking that people of a particular race or colour will behave in a particular way, especially that they will commit crimes: “という風に記載されていますね。
The police have faced claims of racial profiling in the past.
‘At the very beginning of the tour, one of the staff gave an overview on what to expect and told the kids no food, no drink, and no watermelon,’ Lamy wrote, revealing the class’ chaperones were not aware of the watermelon comment until the end of the day.
‘Throughout our walkthrough, they followed us. Many of our students grew agitated. At the end, we went through the gender-bending exhibit where the security guard followed our every movement.’
Lamy said both she and the students became so uncomfortable they abruptly ended the outing.
‘It got so bad that I started gathering our students so we could leave,’ she said, adding that she tried to question staff on their way to the exit but ‘they just looked on with pity’.
Marvelyne said the students were offered tickets to return to the museum but did not receive an apology.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” a description of the main features of something “という風に記載されていますね。
The book gives an overview of the period of French rule.
I’ll give you a brief overview of what the job involves.
We needed someone with a good overview of the Scottish legal system.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” a parent or teacher who goes to a school dance or other event to help to look after the children “という風に記載されていますね。
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” worried or upset “という風に記載されていますね。
Gordon became visibly agitated when asked about the minimum wage issue.
She became increasingly agitated as the interview proceeded.
gender bender (noun)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to make something such as a method or process as good or as effective as possible “という風に記載されていますね。
Edna was a gender bender well before her time and often preferred to be called by the male name, Vincent.
gender bender motifs in Shakespeare’s works
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” a strong feeling of sympathy that you have for someone because they are very unhappy or in a bad situation “という風に記載されていますね。
She looked at him with a mixture of pity and disgust.
What a pity you’re ill!
It’s a pity you can’t come to the party.
look on (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” to watch an activity or event without taking part in it “という風に記載されていますね。
A large crowd looked on as the band played.
Phil looked on in disbelief as Maggie got up on the table and started to dance.
But two days later, the museum finally responded in a letter to the school which was published to its website on Wednesday.
‘Last week, a number of students on an organized visit encountered a range of challenging and unacceptable experiences that made them feel unwelcome,’ the museum said.
‘That is not who we are or want to be. Our intention is to set the highest of standards, and we are committed to doing the work that it will take to get there.’
Accepting full responsibility, the museum said it immediately reached out to Christopher Corbyn, the school’s executive director, to apologize personally the racism endured by the students of the Davis Leadership Academy.
To endure (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to suffer something difficult or unpleasant in a patient way over a long period “という風に記載されていますね。
We had to endure a nine-hour delay at the airport.
She‘s already had to endure three painful operations on her leg.
He endured solitude and torture for months at a time.
Signed by seven executives of the MFA, the letter pledged to launch a full investigation into the incident and said that the museum’s chief of Learning and Community Engagement is currently in contact with the school.
‘We want to apologize specifically to the students, faculty, and parents of the Davis Leadership Academy. We deeply regret any interactions that led to this outcome and are committed to being a place where all people trust that they will feel safe and treated with respect,’ the letter continued.
To pledge (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to promise seriously and publicly to do something “という風に記載されていますね。
We are asking people to pledge their support for our campaign.
The international community pledged $500 million for economic reconstruction.
Both sides have pledged to end the fighting.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” all the teachers in a university, college, or school “という風に記載されていますね。
a meeting for students, faculty, and administrators
He has been a faculty member at the college for 20 years.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” having promised to be involved in a plan of action: “という風に記載されていますね。
We are committed to withdrawing our troops by the end of the year.
We are firmly committed to reducing unemployment.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）