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A White Student Spat On A Black Patron At The National Museum Of African American History And Culture

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A white middle school student from Connecticut was recently kicked out of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. after spitting on a black visitor.

The student and his class from Shelton Intermediate School in Connecticut  were promptly ejected on Friday, reports. And now the school’s principal, who was on the trip, is saying the student’s actions were stupid, not racist.

“The incident at the African American Museum involved a student spitting over a balcony,” said Principal Dina Marks on Twitter. “It allegedly hit a visitor, a person of color. It was an act of stupidity, disinterest, & immaturity, completely inappropriate, but I believe, not racially motivated against that person.”

In a community letter posted online Friday night, the school’s Superintendent said the unidentified student “embarrassed himself and his school.”

“This kind of action is not a reflection of who our students are, or who we are as a community,” SuperintendentChris Clouet  wrote. “This is not the time or place to talk about consequences.”

“But this is now, regrettably, a pattern of behavior that is disrespectful and does not serve anyone well — including the student who acted inappropriately and embarrassed himself and his school,” he added

Greg Johnson, president of the Ansonia Valley NAACP, said that the location of the incident was racist in itself. He didn’t spit on anyone at the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial,” Johnson said. “It’s an embarrassment not only to Shelton, but to Connecticut.”

Stephen Small

Stephen Small

Rev. Small realized God was present in his life as a child, and grew into an adult with a passion for knowing and understanding God, people and the difficulties of life. Rev. Small soon can to know Jesus Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit has he experienced the storms, trails, and tribulations of life as a Black man in America. Rev. Stephen C. Small survived numerous demonic assaults on his life, which gave meaning to God’s grace and mercy. Rev. Small reasoned that God’s presence in the world gives hope, meaning and purpose; it is the essence of learning, love and relationships. Rev. Small humbled himself and opened his heart and mind to listening, learning and obeying God. On sabbatical from a business career, Rev. Small earned a Biblical Studies degree, and Master of Divinity. Rev. Small’s faith and dedication to serving God is the reason he created Trueword Ministry; TWM’s website as an evangelism tool, designed to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to Africans, African Descendants and the entire human race.

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