Black family sues Sesame Place, alleging discrimination

Black family sues Sesame Place, alleging discrimination

PHILADELPHIA — A Baltimore household is suing a Sesame Avenue-themed amusement park for $25 million over claims of racial discrimination, alleging a number of costumed characters ignored a 5-year-old Black woman throughout a meet-and-greet occasion final month.

The lawsuit comes within the wake of a video, shared broadly on social media, exhibiting two different Black women apparently being snubbed by a costumed worker throughout a parade on the park in Langhorne, outdoors Philadelphia. Sesame Place apologized in an announcement and promised extra coaching for its staff after the video went viral earlier this month.

The go well with, which seeks class motion standing, was filed in a federal court docket in Philadelphia towards SeaWorld Parks, the proprietor of the Sesame Place, for “pervasive and appalling race discrimination.”

The lawsuit alleges 4 staff dressed as Sesame Avenue characters ignored Quinton Burns, his daughter Kennedi Burns and different Black company through the meet-and-greet on June 18. The lawsuit says “SeaWorld’s performers readily engaged with quite a few equally located white clients.”

The 5-year-old woman’s household is asking for $25 million of their lawsuit alleging racial discrimination. Shutterstock

Throughout a press convention held Wednesday, one of many household’s attorneys, Malcolm Ruff, referred to as for transparency from SeaWorld and for the corporate to compensate the Burns household. The go well with was filed within the U.S. District Courtroom for the Japanese District of Pennsylvania.

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