(Credit: Hampton by Hilton)
A white Hampton Inn employee has been fired a viral Facebook Live video showed her calling the police on a Black family just for using the hotel’s swimming pool in Williamston, North Carolina.
In a nearly 10-minute clip, a white hotel employee and two Williamston police officers are shown approaching a Black woman who is with her children at the pool.
She then points out that the hotel employee didn’t approach anyone else at the pool demanding they prove they were hotel guests.
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“It was two white people sitting over there and she said nothing to them,” she explains.
On Saturday, we were alerted to an online video of a guest incident at one of our franchise properties,” Shruti Gandhi Buckley, the Global Head of Hampton by Hilton, said in a statement Monday.