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"Reading, MA--A Disappointment"

Reading, MA is not very cultured and is quite a homogeneous town. I'm an educated Asian American woman and have encountered NUMEROUS of discriminatory events in this town. My first encounter was when I was shopping for groceries and all of a sudden my cart was "selected for random audit." I have no idea what that even means and the whole incident was very uncomfortable. The employees all gathered, stared at me, and some even laughed. In hind sight, I really should have just walked out of the market. Another incident was when I was followed around by a manager in CVS. Again, it was super uncomfortable. I swear I am a presentable-looking Asian American. I grew up in America and speak English quite well. After a few more of these incidents, I could only assume that I am encountering these events due to my skin color. I tried to give Reading, MA the benefit of the doubt, but there were too many incidents to overlook. I hope this changes in the near future and the town is rid of this kind of ignorance.

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