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Racism still exists. I am a public school teacher and today I brought two of my best students to this library to work on ACT prep. This was my first time visiting the library and it will be my absolute last. We went to the basement for the Book Cellar book sales, and upon entering, the two women at the register decided to call security down and close the office door so that my students "wouldn't go into the room and steal stuff". I had to hear this from a fellow educator who was there with me and another woman who walked up to my two students and said, "they called security on you because you're two black men who can read". At first I was only upset because of what the woman had said to my students, but I was even more upset by the fact that it was true. My students immediately felt uncomfortable and wanted to leave, but I told them to keep looking for books. Unfortunately, the security showed up and stood by the door while my students looked for books validating what the woman and my fellow teacher had said. When purchasing our books, the woman working the register was still quite offensive and rude, asking me to move out of the way when my fellow teacher was purchasing her books. I moved out of the way instead of arguing or getting even more upset. Not only did this ruin our time for the rest of the day, my students were really discouraged by the experience. After speaking with Robin, a supervisor at the library, she spoke with the women working downstairs and confirmed what they had done and explained that it was an overreaction on their part. I will definitely not be bringing my students back to this library. I really don't appreciate them profiling and assuming that my students are up to no good because of the color of their skin or the quality of the clothes they wear. I am truly saddened by this experience. I would give 0 stars, but am forced to give at least 1 star.
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