POLL: Houston Museum Apologizes For Possible Racial Slur; Racist or not?


(Houston, TX)  --  Officials at the Houston Museum of Natural Science are apologizing for an e-mail sent to patrons with an unintentional racial slur.  The museum sent an e-mail newsletter yesterday with the subject line "Party with Spooks."  

While museum officials say it was in reference to a spooky Halloween party, staff quickly realized that the word "spook" has been used in the past as a derogatory term for African people.  The museum quickly sent an apology e-mail and said they're reviewing their communications policies.

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