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1340.0 Diversity Programs at The New England Aquarium
Like many major museums, the New England Aquarium on Boston's waterfront is under pressure to have a higher profile in the city's minority neighborhoods. Its strategies to do so include hiring of African-American and Hispanic high school students for positions formerly filled by white, middle-class volunteers. Complications develop, however, in part because the youthful employees don't have the range of experience and interest in the field as did their predecessors. The inner circle of the Aquarium's management includes one minority staff member who finds himself obligated to handle them. Is it right for him to be asked to do so? This case looks at the frontlines of the diversity issues confronted by so many institutions.
Date Published: 1/1/1996
Format: PAPER
(incl. exhibits)
Authors: Christine Letts
Esther Scott
Sponsors: Christine Letts
Policy Area:Communication, Public Opinion, and the Press
Human Rights
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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