Libraries Become Unexpected Sites of Hate Crimes


New York Times:

In addition to the books defaced in Evanston, the American Library Association highlighted these cases from last month:

• A student at the University of New Mexico was studying in the school’s library when she was approached by a man who tried to remove her hijab, the BBC reported. She evaded her attacker and was not injured.

• Administrators at Reed College in Portland, Ore., discovered hateful, threatening messages and swastikas on the walls of the college’s library, KOIN 6 reported.

• Anti-Semitic graffiti was scrawled on the window of a library branch in Toronto, CBC News reported.