Rev. Jesse Jackson is lending his hand within the controversy with Sesame Place, which arose after varied Black households accused the theme park of discriminating in opposition to their youngsters.
Based on TMZ, Jackson wrote a letter to Sesame Place and SeaWorld, to which the theme park’s characters are licensed, expressing the necessity for change to occur following the social media backlash. The letter reportedly means that Sesame Place Philadelphia carry extra Black individuals on workers and rent an African-American agency to host bias coaching.
Sesame Place, which is owned by SeaWorld has not offered options that I belief will eradicate the tradition that had stained this theme park with discriminatory practices. We want SeaWorld to take a stance in opposition to previous practices and do what is critical to finish discriminatory acts at their theme parks.”
As we beforehand reported, many households have come collectively to file a category motion lawsuit alleging Sesame Place staff deliberately ignored Black youngsters throughout parades on the park. The preliminary video confirmed an worker dressed as Rosita shaking her head “no” at two younger Black ladies who requested for a hug, and continuing to hug different non-Black youngsters on the parade.
Rev. Jesse Jackson continued to sentence the park, and in contrast the alleged incidents to extreme pressure utilized by police on black individuals.
After I noticed the now-vrial video shared by Jodi Brown, I used to be shocked however sadly not shocked. Now we have watched discrimination within the type of extreme pressure by the police, simply as we’ve got seen wrongful hiring practices, however to see discrimination in opposition to out harmless youngsters is a line that we can not enable the enemies of progress to suppose that they will cross. We should collectively let SeaWorld and different corporations know that we are going to not settle for racism in opposition to anybody and definitely not our harmless youngsters.”
A household from Baltimore filed a further discrimination lawsuit in opposition to Sesame Place, and are searching for $25 million from the theme park.
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