By The Blaze. A North Carolina man accused of racial profiling at his neighborhood pool has lost his job after a video of the incident went viral on social media this week, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.
On Wednesday afternoon, Adam Bloom, a white man, allegedly asked Jasmine Edwards to show her identification at the Glenridge community pool in Winston-Salem.
Edwards, who claimed Bloom asked her for her ID because she is black, shot video after police arrived to help diffuse the situation. A few hours later, she posted the video on her Facebook account and it went viral.
Bloom’s employer, Sonoco, saw the video and posted a statement on Facebook that said he’s “no longer employed by the company in any respect.”
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Bloom asked Edwards where she lived and to show him her ID while she was at the pool, which is only open to residents and their guests. (Read more from “Man Loses His Job After Viral Video Shows Him Asking Black Woman for THIS” HERE)
Man Accused of Racism No Longer Employed by Sonoco After Incident at Community Pool in Winston-Salem
By Winston-Salem Journal. Winston-Salem police were called to a private community pool Wednesday afternoon after a white man asked a black woman to show her ID.
Video of the incident was posted to a Facebook page that identifies the woman as Jasmine Edwards and had gotten nearly 3 million views by Thursday afternoon.
On Twitter, the incident was trending with the hashtag #idadam. In the video, the woman referred to the man as Adam. Hundreds of people had tweeted about it, with some tweets tagging the man’s alleged employer.
Attempts to reach the man, as well as attempts to reach the woman who shot the video, were unsuccessful Thursday. (Read more from “Man Accused of Racism No Longer Employed by Sonoco After Incident at Community Pool in Winston-Salem” HERE)