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Official wants to de-fund library, users should ‘go back to Mexico’

“Library funding in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, may be diverted to a new jail thanks to a legislator who doesn’t approve of the library’s programs. Jail proponent and chair of the Lafourche Parish Council Lindel Toups supports a ballot measure that would take funding away from libraries. “They’re teaching Mexicans how to speak English,” Toups told the local Tri-Parish Times, referencing Biblioteca Hispana, a Spanish-language section of one of the nine branch libraries. “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.” (via

One Response to “Official wants to de-fund library, users should ‘go back to Mexico’”

  1. Terri
    November 16, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Aaaaaggggghhhhh! This is objection to libraries at its ugliest, most base level. Are you sure this wasn’t made up?

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