A white man harassed a black family at the pool of a Westin hotel in Pasadena, California, going on a rant about “diseases” and asking whether a 5-year-old girl was clean enough to swim in the pool. The girl’s mother, Carle Wheeler, filmed the man’s rant and posted it on Facebook.
According to Wheeler, the man approached the family “under the pretense” that he worked for the health department. “I simply asked them if they’d showered. I’m sorry,” he says in the video Wheeler posted. “I’m tired of getting in pools people consider baths.”
“No hotel security or staff was around to stop his verbal harassment,” Wheeler wrote. “At that point I called BS and I confronted him on what appeared to be blatant racism. I let him know that being black is not a disease and showering would not wash the BLACK off our skin,” she continued.
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