RMLD Apologizes for September 2012 Calendar Photo
RMLD apologizes to its customers and others who have been offended by the photo.
The following was submitted by the Reading Municipal Light Department:
The Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) deeply regrets the use of a culturally insensitive picture that was included in the RMLD 2012 historical calendar. The picture, which is attached to the month of September, is a photograph of members of a minstrel show held in North Reading in 1924.
RMLD apologizes to its customers and other individuals who have been offended by this culturally insensitive portrayal. This is not a message RMLD supports. RMLD strongly encourages and is committed to diversity and inclusion.
RMLD plans to reinforce and enhance its internal training related to diversity in the workplace and will create a diversity committee to review future RMLD projects to ensure that this insensitivity does not reoccur.
Once again, RMLD extends its deepest apologies to anyone who was offended by this picture.