Racism has polluted our cultural groundwater, and it seeps into church basements, well manicured lawns, and mean streets. It is our original sin, and it cannot be hidden. Museums–whose foundations penetrate the soil in our cities, towns, and rural areas, whose buildings occupy civic space, whose boards and directors are influential and respected citizens, whose members and visitors make up our communities–cannot stand to the side and let this sad national story repeat itself endlessly. We who are among the keepers of stories, both local and national, must participate. We must begin by looking at our own institutions, how they contribute to racism, and how they are suited to healing it. And then we must seek out others who are more experienced than we in the ways of racial healing and ask to join them. We are not above it nor outside it; we are in it, and we might as well get to work.
— (Jennings, Museums and Social Issues, Vol. 10 No.2 Oct. 2015, p. 105)