Just received this response to an online tour I proposed for a company I have been working with. I already do one tour with them, abd they asked me to do four others in the email. I don't mind them rejecting the tour -- it's the reason. However I ultimately decide to handle this, going along with them as stated is not an option. (Btw, I never filed any race information with them.)
Re " The Southwest and Mesoamerica: Trans Continental Connections in the Ancient World" - while I do think we need more representation of the history of pre-hispanic indigenous people in our offerings, we are trying to be very thoughtful about who tells those stories. Ultimately we feel it probably should be a BIPOC scholar. I hope you can understand - this is not to discount your own knowledge and perspective!