To the Editor,
On Saturday, Oct. 29, my friends and I attended a nightclub South Carolina. We were celebrating Halloween and decided to attend this club, but little did we know what the night would hold.
We approached the table to show our identification and pay to get in the club. Once the staff saw our identification and realized the “area we where from,” he immediately look bewildered and said, “Let me see if y’all can get in. We have had a lot of problems from people in your area. Y’all stand back there and let me get someone to talk to you.”
As my friends and I stepped back and let the others go in front of us, we felt unjustness from the additional scrutiny. What had we done? We had never been to this club before and this discrimination was not done solely on our place of origin and what people had done there in the past. As we stood back and felt less important, a man came out and “gave us the run-down.” He stated, “OK, here is the deal, we have had problems in the past with people from Pembroke coming here and causing problems; we will let you in tonight but do not cause any problems.”
After being scalded for doing absolutely nothing wrong, we paid to go inside the club only because we had driven an hour. As I sat in the club and let my emotions brew, I began to think whether people from other places had fought there and were no longer able to attend.
To further prove my point, that night two individuals not from the Pembroke got into fights and I’m pretty they weren’t asked where they were from when they were kicked out. To sum it up, we were discriminated against because of “where we were from” and it is not right.