Rev. Jesse Jackson is lending his hand within the controversy with Sesame Place, which arose after numerous Black households accused the theme park of discriminating towards their youngsters.
In response to 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 convey extra Black folks on workers and rent an African-American agency to host bias coaching.
Sesame Place, which is owned by SeaWorld has not supplied options that I belief will eradicate the tradition that had stained this theme park with discriminatory practices. We want SeaWorld to take a stance towards 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 workers 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 women 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 folks.
After I noticed the now-vrial video shared by Jodi Brown, I used to be shocked however sadly not shocked. We now have watched discrimination within the type of extreme pressure by the police, simply as we have now seen wrongful hiring practices, however to see discrimination towards out harmless youngsters is a line that we can’t enable the enemies of progress to suppose that they’ll cross. We should collectively let SeaWorld and different firms know that we’ll not settle for racism towards anybody and definitely not our harmless youngsters.”
A household from Baltimore filed an additional discrimination lawsuit towards Sesame Place, and are in search of $25 million from the theme park.