How do you gauge whether a stranger who is around your children is safe, and what sets off your inner alarm bell?
A female customer at a Barnes & Noble in Scottsdale, AZ, told a store employee that she felt uncomfortable with the presence of Dr. Omar Amin in the store's children's section. Dr. Amin, a world-renowned infectious diseases researcher, was there by himself, looking for gifts for his 5- and 7-year-old grandchildren.
The Barnes & Noble employee asked him to leave the store, offering that they don't allow lone men in the children's section. (Barnes & Noble has apologized and says this is not their policy.)
Dr. Amin says he was "insulted and humiliated in public for the charge of being a man."