Here’s a link to a story on foxnews.com about malls around the country implementing parental escort policies for teens under a certain age:
I realize that the mall owners are within their rights to refuse service to anyone as the malls are privately owned. But what do they expect kids to do these days? They can’t get into bars, they’re now getting banned from malls, what are they supposed to do, sit home all night on weekends? Heck, if I was in that situation, I’d probably start doing some drugs, hanging out on the corner, maybe vandalizing some homes just to keep from being bored out of my mind. This particular quote from a mall manager especially irks me:
“Older people can sometimes be intimidated just by sheer numbers of teens.”
Well, what if teens don’t like the sheer number of senior citizens? Or someone doesn’t like the sheer number of Asian people at a mall? Should the malls start requiring anyone over the age of 60 to be escorted by someone under 40? Ban all Asians from the mall? Can you imagine the furor if a mall decided to be “white-only”? Jesse Jackson and his ilk would have a field day with that one. But apparently this is ok.
Teens barely have any rights as it is, and I guess the ACLU and their cronies find that just dandy, judging from the silence on their end. BTW, my teenage years ended nearly a decade ago, so I think I’m a fairly objective observer. I know this is kinda a rant, but I want to know everyone’s thoughts on this.