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.”
Former Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris flees the US as he faces two dozen lawsuits
Facing more than two-dozen lawsuits alleging he committed real estate fraud, former "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Clayton Morris has reportedly fled the United States, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Morris, who previously resided in a $1.4 million home in New Jersey, moved his family to a coastal resort town in Portugal, the newspaper reported, citing a Facebook post from his wife.
Morris's wife and business partner, former MSNBC anchor Natali Morris, told the IndyStar that she and her husband plan to continue fighting the lawsuits from abroad.
Trump defenders argued his latest tweets weren’t really racist — but he just completely undercut their arguments
If you try to defend President Donald Trump, you will always end up having the rug pulled out from underneath you. It's a law of nature.
And yet, so many of the president's allies have failed to learn this simple lesson. So when Trump launched a new attack at progressive Democratic lawmakers that was one of his most obviously racist smears, inevitably, some of his defenders tried to deny the obvious truth.
His screed attacked a group of women who have come to define the left wing of the Democratic caucus, which includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Talib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA). Though only Omar is an immigrant (she was a refugee from Somalia as a child), Trump seemed to assume all four women of color weren't born in the United States, and most egregiously, he suggested they should "go back" to other countries:
UK prime minister hopefuls slam Trump tweets — but refuse to call them racist
The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as "totally offensive" and "totally unacceptable".
But front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to call the tweets racist when pressed to do so during their last debate before next week's announcement of who will succeed Prime Minister Theresa May.
May's spokesman had earlier said that the outgoing leader's view was that Trump's comments were "completely unacceptable".
On Monday Trump doubled down on a series of his tweets from the day before urging the four congresswomen of colour to "go back" to the countries they came from.