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    Alabama: Is it a Noose or Knot?
    Race; Posted on: 2007-10-31 15:01:21 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    McPherson still called a mandatory sensitivity meeting for all of his employees

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    By Jessica Taloney
    Reporter

    The Mobile Museum of Art is filled wall to wall with exhibits, but what was found behind closed doors in a storage closet is not something the museum wants to showcase.

    A pair of security guards discovered a rope, which resembled a noose, hanging in a closet. The museum's director, Tommy McPherson, immediately talked to employees who said the rope was used to move exhibits and was tied in a "tow hitch knot."

    "I was initially offended by it," said McPherson. "It took me a few looks and some explanation. I didn't know a lot about nooses and I thought it simply looked inappropriate."

    McPherson says he does not believe his staff intended to threaten anyone, but he still called a mandatory sensitivity meeting for all of his employees.

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    News Source: wkrg.com

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