Black Lives Matter activists are crying white supremacy after a Nashville public library told them they were not allowed to exclude people from their meetings based on race.
The group’s general meetings are “open to black and non-black people of color only,” according to its website.
According to WSMV-TV, “library officials told the group that if it holds a meeting at a public space such as the library, it has to be open to everyone.”
The activists didn’t agree.
“We’ve been meeting regularly and then one person, I assume white person, felt excluded and complained and we were kicked out,” said Black Lives Matter member Joshua Crutchfield.
“I definitely think it is a result of white supremacy.”
Library spokeswoman Emily Waltenbaugh defended the institution’s decision to The Tennessean.
“We’re a library,” she said.
“We’re taxpayer funded. We have to be open to anyone anytime.”
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