[Ed. – Talk about snowflakes!]
A Dorchester, Massachusetts, historical society has apologized for what some people apparently perceived to be a racially insensitive mailer.
The card, which invited residents to The Dorchester Historical Society‘s annual “Holiday Open House,” was titled “We’re dreaming of a white Dorchester.”
As in the song, “White Christmas.” As in snow, and a play on words.
A spokesperson for the society said that the organization had no desire to leave others out with their invitation after receiving criticism on social media.
One user tweet read, “[L]ooks like some one [sic] did not proof this. The message of a white Chrismtas [sic] implies others are left out. Maybe not intentional but not how it appears. Faux Paux [sic].”
Another chimed in and added, “Probably just goes to show you don’t have any minorities on your board or communications team …. might be time to start incorporating some diversity in your team since they would’ve noticed this insensitivity.”