Last Monday a charter school teacher from Dorchester name Marvelyne Lamy made a Facebook post alleging racism from the staff at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and it was quickly shared nearly 2,000 times because every unconfirmed anecdote of perceived racism is automatically true in the era of the Internet.
A charter school teacher is alleging this. Shocking. It’s almost like charter schools are a bunch of SJW brainwashing factories that hire unqualified teachers like Marvelyne who can’t get better paying jobs in public schools. Let’s break down the obvious lies and mischaracterizations from this woman’s post:
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 (we didn’t know they said this until the end).
How do you not realize that until the end? It’s almost as if you were looking for something to take offense towards, so you imagined the staff at the MFA decided to be blatantly racist in front of a group of kids and their teacher.
M’ask you something. What word that sounds like watermelon do you think the tour guide most likely said while giving students the standard speech about what is an isn’t allowed, in the context of food and drink? Would it a random fruit, or perhaps WATER BOTTLE???!!! Oh right, we know the answer to that one, but this public school reject teacher wanted to be the victim of racism, so she heard what she wanted to hear.
We were instructed not to touch any of the artifacts in the museum,
You mean the adults told a bunch of 7th graders not to touch the millions of dollars worth of precious art in the museum? That’s racist!! Or, maybe, just maybe, 7th graders need to be reminded that they’re in a museum, not a playground. Because 7th graders in late May with summer vacation approaching are a plague of debauchery.
yet the white students there touched the displays several times while security looked on without saying anything.
There it is. The unconfirmed story of “Someone else was doing something bad, but didn’t get in trouble, therefore racism.” There is NO WAY the staff saw a bunch of white kids touching expensive art and were like, “Nah, it’s cool, because they’re white.” No. Way.
The minute one of our students followed suit, the security guards would yell at them that they should not touch exhibits.
Translation – I just admitted that security told my students not to touch anything, but they did anyway and got yelled at. I’m a victim now.
Throughout our walk through, they followed us.
Yea, generally that’s what happens when a group of 7th graders, who she readily admits were touching expensive art, come to a museum with millions of dollars worth of artifacts on display.
It got so bad that I started gathering our students so we could leave. I was pulling one of my students to come out the exhibit, when she said that one of the visitors made a comment towards her when she was dancing to music included in the exhibit. The visitor said that’s it’s a shame that she is not learning and instead stripping.
Yea, that never happened. Obviously. And the fact that this grown woman blindly believes a story from a 7th grader is proof that she has no business teaching and knows very little about 13 year old children.
That’s when I had it. I told them we are leaving right now. The security guard following us in this exhibit, literally walked us out and yet again tracked our movements. He did not do that for ANYONE else there. When I told him I did not appreciate him following our students, he said that he was just doing his job.
So one of your students is causing a scene and dancing, others are touching art, you’re causing a scene and complaining that you’re the victim here, and yet it’s the security guard’s fault for walking you out the door. Perhaps you should try being an adult and disciplining your students instead of trying to be the cool teacher.
As we were walking out, our students were standing in the doorway of the Africa exhibit. We had them clear out the doorway so people could pass by. This lady walks by and says, “Never mind there’s fucking black kids in the way.”
That never happened. It just didn’t. I have as much proof that this didn’t happen as she has that it did happen, but common sense and logic tells you that the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is not a haven for the Ku Klux Klan.
The worse part about all of this is seeing the hurt look on my children’s faces as this was their first time experiencing racism first hand.
No, the “worse” part about this is that you’re a teacher who doesn’t know the difference between worse and worst. The second “worse” thing about this is that you, as the adult, are teaching them how to self-victimize.
It’s sad that although our students are well behaved and our teachers are well educated, that we are still seen as less than and as criminals.
You literally said earlier in the post that your kids were touching the art and causing a scene. But congrats on being “well educated.”
I cannot stress to you enough, I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THE MUSUEM OF FINE ARTS. They will not see a dollar of mine.
The MFA is free for kids under the age of 17.
If you are a person of color, please do not support this museum until they improve how they treat people of color at their institution. Please feel free to share this. I will not stop until action is taken and people are held accountable.
Yea, all people of color should stop going to a museum because a stranger on the Internet told a tall tale that’s less believable than Jussie Smollett getting lynched by two Nigerian Trump supporters. And what actions does she want? They offered her free tickets and they’ve since apologized. Fuck off princess.
As soon as I saw this I knew the MFA would freak out and kiss this woman’s ass instead of telling her to fuck off, which she totally deserves since she made up a lie to smear their organization as a bunch of racists. And right on cue they did this:
After the investigation, the museum served no-trespass, cease-and-desist letters to two visitors whom the museum said used “offensive and inappropriate language when they came into contact with the students.” In an interview Friday evening, MFA Director Matthew Teitelbaum said the visitor whom the kids heard say “[expletive] black kids” has admitted to saying the expletive in front of the kids because she felt blocked. Teitelbaum said that it was “evident there was more than that.”
They pulled a page out of the Red Sox handbook and made up a lie that they banned two people for life. Of course they didn’t name who these people are, because they’re not real. They’re just a progressive organization who can’t afford to call this woman a liar, so they threw her a bone and made it seem like they were cracking down on racism instead. There is NO WAY they tracked down a guest at the museum, who then admitted to them that she said “fucking black kids.” No. Way.
They investigated the dancing kid too:
In another instance, video footage revealed that one of the students who’d begun dancing at the “Gender Bending Fashion” exhibition became “very visibly distraught” after another museum visitor approached her and spoke to her. Teitelbaum described it as a “deeply confrontational exchange that took place.”
Translation – the kids were acting up, dancing in a museum, and an adult told them to cut the shit. “Racism.”
This was my favorite:
In both cases, there was no audio recordings to confirm the substance of what the visitors told the kids, but Teitelbaum said there was “credible visual evidence that something horrible had happened.”
How is their “credible evidence something horrible happened” without audio? The allegations are all in regards to things that people supposedly said. Without audio there’s no evidence it actually happened. But I guess we are to believe that two random people who go to the MFA during their free time admitted to saying racist things to teenagers and voluntarily got themselves banned from the MFA for life.
Turns out the whole “we were followed” bullshit was all in her mind too:
The MFA also said that it is understandable the students felt followed by the 13 guards who were on-duty at the exhibitions the children visited. The guards, according to the MFA, went off and on break and “overlapped as they moved from one area or another.”
But of course she’s not accepting that explanation:
“It’s just so disheartening to know that this was a very real experience for you and there were security guards that literally made you feel you did not belong in a place you wanted to take your kids to,” Lamy said. “For them to say no evidence of security guards following us is a slap in the face.”
Because she would rather be a victim.
Now they’re doing what woke progressive always do when confronted with an outrage mob – mandating diversity training:
Teitelbaum said the museum will also mandate new training for guards to ensure their actions make people feel welcome. Regardless, Teitelbaum said the MFA will provide training for all front-line staff to ensure their tone is welcoming.
“For example, ‘We don’t take water bottles into the galleries because it actually isn’t great for the work of art,’ is better than saying, ‘Our rule is no water bottles,’ ” he said. “So the notion of how you frame the welcome, how you use your words to create a sense of inclusiveness rather than restriction is so important.”
This is everything wrong with PC culture. The rule is no water bottles, but because this attention seeking wench is worked up over nothing they have to find a new way to tell guests the rules so as to make them feel more “inclusive.” Because feelings matter.
Of course hardly anyone has the guts to actually call these liars out. Instead they kiss her ass and blindly believe her because that’s what a good “ally” is supposed to do.
They’ve learned absolutely nothing from Jussie Smollett, and they never will.
Oh, and did I mention that prior to becoming woke famous this “teacher” started a GoFundMe for books, which raised almost no money, but now has surpassed its target?
So as many of you know, I’m a 7th grade ELA teacher at Davis Leadership Academy. Many of my students love reading, but unfortunately we don’t have a library, nor do we have any books that students are interested in. I previously spent $200 to bring in books for the kids, but it was nowhere near enough. My students are always asking me for more books and I want to fuel their desire to read books. My hope is that I can help get a library started and help my students fall in love with reading. Any little bit helps. Please and thank you!
- Teachers don’t start GFM’s for books. That’s what taxes are for. And we pay plenty as it is for these privately run public schools to exist.
- If your school doesn’t have books that your “students are interested in,” then tell them to go the many public libraries in Boston.
- $1,500 isn’t going to start a library.
My money is on she made this whole thing up for the GFM scam. Just sayin.
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