Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hispanic slur furor at Museo

Hispanic slur furor at Museo
NY Post, December 5, 2009

El Museo del Barrio says it was attempting to redefine a Hispanic slur by employing it in the title of its spoken-word series.

The evening program was initially titled "Spic Up/Speak Out!" It was established to offer a venue for Hispanic poets.

But the East Harlem museum dedicated to Latino, Latin American and Caribbean cultures said yesterday it had changed the name after receiving numerous complaints.

The program has been renamed "Speak Up!/Speak Out!"

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