Museum Apologizes For Possible Racial Slur

October 22, 2018

 

A Texas museum is offering up an apology for offending some people with an unintentional racial slur. 

 

Officials with the Houston Museum of Natural Science sent out an email newsletter last week inviting others to "Party with Spooks."  That was in the subject line and museum officials say it was in reference to a spooky Halloween party.  However, the word "spook" has been used in the past as a derogatory term for African people. 

 

An apology e-mail was sent shortly after that and the museum is also reviewing its communications policies. 

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