A black woman and her 5-year-old daughter were harassed at a Pasadena, California pool over what she calls “blatant racism,” reported KTLA News.
The woman, whose last name is Wheeler, would only agree to be identified by that name. She recalled a man walked up to her family and asked if they had showered before hopping in the pool.
The man claimed to be a “health department” worker. However, a spokeswoman for the Pasadena Health Department said his claim was false and that she had never seen him before.
The unidentified man told Wheeler that her family needed to shower because people can carry diseases into the water.
“I let him know that being black is not a disease and showering would not wash the black off our skin,” Wheeler said.
“I am not trash, and I am not dirty,” Wheeler said. “I have to teach my daughter that no matter how educated we are and how successful we are in life, there are people who will treat us like this just because of the color of our skin.”
A hotel employee told the man that his comments were “inappropriate.” A manager said she talked to the man, but did not want to call the police.
“I don’t want to call the police. And if I do, it’s going to be a big headache for everybody,” the manager said.
The hotel released a statement saying they are “investigating everything.”
Paris’s Louvre reopens on Monday after lockdown losses of ‘over €40 million’
The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum and home to the Mona Lisa, reopens on Monday but with coronavirus restrictions in place and parts of the complex closed to visitors.
The Louvre has been closed since March 13 and this has already led "to losses of over 40 million euros," its director Jean-Luc Martinez said.
Among more than 10 million visitors in 2018, almost three-quarters were tourists.
"We have lost 80 percent of our public. Seventy-five percent of our visitors were foreigners," Martinez said.
Democracy books disappear from Hong Kong libraries
Books written by prominent Hong Kong democracy activists have started to disappear from the city's libraries, online records show, days after Beijing imposed a draconian national security law on the finance hub.
Among the authors whose titles are no longer available are Joshua Wong, one of the city's most prominent young activists, and Tanya Chan, a well known pro-democracy lawmaker.
Beijing's new national security law was imposed on Tuesday and is the most radical shift in how the semi-autonomous city is run since it was handed back to China by Britain in 1997.
China's authoritarian leaders say the powers will restore stability after a year of pro-democracy protests, will not stifle freedoms and will only target a "very small minority".
Ivanka Trump buried for her COVID-19 advice during the packed Mt Rushmore rally: ‘What a clown’
First daughter Ivanka Trump was thoroughly raked over the coals late Friday night after she posted advice on Twitter about wearing masks at the same time that her father, Donald Trump, was holding a rally at Mt. Rushmore before a crowd of shoulder-to-shoulder fans, few of whom were wearing masks.
Making things worse, within minutes of Ivanka's tweet it was announced that Kimberly Guilfoyle, a Trump campaign official and girlfriend of Don Trump Jr., tested positive for the coronavirus.