Racism directed toward library patrons. Read the full story: “Library Used By Mexicans To Look At Drugs And Food Stamps”, Says Racist Councilman | addictinginfo
Originating story: Election 2013: Voters asked to rededicate library funding toward jail | Tri-Parish Times. See commentary in the STATE OF THE LIBRARY SYSTEM section.
Aside from his point that the system collects too much money, Toups does not philosophically agree with the library’s evolving role in the community.
“They’re teaching Mexicans how to speak English,” the council chairman said in reference to Biblioteca Hispana, a Hispanic-language segment of the Golden Meadow library branch. “Let that son of a bitch go back to Mexico. There’s just so many things they’re doing that I don’t agree with. … Them junkies and hippies and food stamps (recipients) and all, they use the library to look at drugs and food stamps (on the Internet). I see them do it.”