I remember when:
- There were separate toilets for “whites” and “coloreds” in the southern United States.
- I worked for a short time picking fruit in South Carolina in 1970. There the “white” workers were given a toilet to use while the “colored” workers had to use an outhouse.
- There were department store restrooms where half of the toilets were pay toilets. You had to insert a dime into a metal box on the door in order to get access to the toilet. The pay toilets were kept clean, the others were dirty.
- In 2014, I went to a restroom in a public building near Seattle and found a sign on one stall saying “This toilet is reserved for e-cigarette employees only.” (I am choosing to not reveal the name of the company that did this.)
Is a new form of segregation starting?
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