Tolerating the Museum of Tolerance
SCOTT SIMON, host:
This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.
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SIMON: The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles is looking for a little. The museum, which is owned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and houses exhibits about the Holocaust, racism and human rights, would like to expand. They want to build a two-story cultural center that could be rented for private events like weddings and bar mitzvahs, which would expand the museum's hours.
This week, the Associated Press reported that about 70 neighbors of the museum have signed a petition asking the city to reject the museum's plans for expansion. They apparently concerned that the sound of tolerance might go on until midnight. Sharon Lerman(ph), who lives nearby and belongs to the museum, told the AP: They don't care about us as neighbors.
Hey, everybody, can't they all just get along?
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