The Orlando Sentinel has more on the story this morning:
Walt Disney World ejected four of Florida State University’s top football prospects from Downtown Disney last weekend under its anti-gang, no-loitering policy.
The four, including the son of a Disney manager and the son of a Philadelphia civil-rights lawyer, were banned for life from Disney World property late Friday.
A Disney spokeswoman said the youths were expelled because they had been loitering for an extended period and refused to leave when Disney security told them to.
Parents of the youths wonder whether there’s another reason: They’re black.
(I’d wondered why my blog was suddenly getting so much traffic today from a web forum for football recruiters . . . I guess I have my answer now.)
Wondering whether there’s really anything wrong with racial profiling? Amnesty International has an excellent report on the topic.
When law enforcement officials focus on what people look like, what religion they follow, or what they wear, it puts us all at risk.