Children's Museum of Indianapolis apologizes for Juneteenth salad

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Posted at 8:16 AM, Jun 05, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — INDIANAPOLIS — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis issued an apology after photos of a Juneteenth watermelon salad were posted to social media.

"As a museum, we apologize and acknowledge the negative impact that stereotypes have on communities of color. The salad has been removed from the menu," the museum shared in an online statement. "As we work to create a culture of empowerment and inclusivity, we know there will be stumbles along the way ... we resolve to do better, and continue bringing all voices forward in our work."

The museum says it is making changes around how future food selections are made by the food service provider.

The Juneteenth Jamboree is scheduled for June 18 with live performances and showcases.