A white man in North Carolina was fired from his company after he was caught on video demanding to see a black woman’s ID at a neighborhood pool and calling the police on her.
“We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one of our employees outside the workplace,” Sonoco, a global packaging solutions supplier, said in a statement in response to the now-viral video.
“The well-documented incident, which involves activities at a neighborhood pool over the 4th of July, does not reflect the core values of our Company, and the employee involved is no longer employed by the company in any respect.”
We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one our employees outside of the workplace, and we have released this statement. pic.twitter.com/vl8Vk4ykoc
— Sonoco (@Sonoco_Products) July 6, 2018
The woman, who says she was at the pool with her son, accuses the man of racial profiling her.
A police officer responds that the allegation would need to be addressed as “a civil dispute.”
In the video, which was uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, the woman proves to the officer that she has access to the community pool and asks the man to apologize.
He replies that an address “would be fine.”
“Yeah, they kind of make their way around sometimes, is the only challenge. But that’s good enough for me today,” the man can be heard saying after the woman’s pool card grants her access to the facility.
This man called the cops on a Black neighbor while she was using a community pool pic.twitter.com/V6caCaF6SF
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 6, 2018