Milwaukee Skating Rink Accused Of Discriminating Against Black Teenagers

A mother of one of the teens has spoken out.

A skating rink in Wisconsin is being accused of racism.

Laney Anderson, who is Black, claims her 16-year-old went to Skateland in Waukesha, Wisconsin, which is a part of Milwaukee, with friends and their parents. Anderson told WISN-ABC, "The owner pretty much said that no Milwaukee teens are allowed even with their parents.”

Anderson said that it was discirmination and is now considering taking legal action against the skating rink.

However, when Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy, who is white, went to the skating rink with his teen, he was able to get in “without a blink of an eye.”

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Clancy confronted the owner on camera and can be heard saying, "So the only criteria that you have is residency right, and you will allow teenagers from here, just not from the city of Milwaukee?"

The owner responded, "If they're a Waukesha County resident out here, we'd never question it.”

Clancy retorted with, "That's (expletive) racist and (expletive) good luck (expletive) off,"

Clancy also told WISN-ABC, "This is a horrifically racist policy. He can't come out and say he doesn't want Black and brown residents from Milwaukee in his business, and he thinks he can say he can restrict people from a certain place.”

The owner of Skateland did not respond to a request for a comment by the news outlet and said he was waiting to hear back from his lawyer.

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