White Man Harasses Carle Wheeler’s Family About “Being Clean” At A Pasadena Pool
Carle Wheeler and her five-year-old daughter filmed a rant about “diseases” from a white man at the pool of a Westin hotel in Pasadena, California.
Where there are black people trying to enjoy themselves on the strength of their hard work and effort there are racists raring to start some smoke. A black family was harassed by a white man at the pool of a Westin hotel in Pasadena, California. Carle Wheeler and her five-year-old daughter recorded the ramblings of this racist white man asking whether they were “clean enough” to swim in the pool.
The episode was uploaded to Facebook.
According to Wheeler, the white man approached the family “under the pretense” that he worked for the health department. “I simply asked them if they’d showered. I’m sorry,” he says in the video Wheeler posted. “I’m tired of getting in pools people consider baths.”
It’s safe enough to say that this guy is racist: ignorant trying to pose as if significant. The white man believed that his mere presence deserved obedience and submission. It was as if he was a human pH meter and could tell that these people needed to be checked out before entering a public pool.
“No hotel security or staff was around to stop his verbal harassment,” Wheeler wrote. “At that point I called BS and I confronted him on what appeared to be blatant racism. I let him know that being black is not a disease and showering would not wash the BLACK off our skin,” she continued. The situation escalated when Wheeler’s mother, a female hotel manager, and the hotel’s general manager got involved. The hotel manager told the white man that he was behaving inappropriately. The hotel’s general manager, however, “immediately let the white man leave and told [the Wheeler family] to step to the side with him.”
The white man remains unidentified and according to the Wheeler family no follow-up has been made by anyone from the hotel since.
“It’s sad that I had to explain to my beautiful little five-year-old brown-skinned girl why in 2018 a white man would think it’s OK to ask a little girl and her mom if we showered our presumably dirty black skin before entering a swimming pool,” Wheeler wrote. “I have to teach my innocent child that there are still people in this world who will not like us just because of the color of our skin and even worse there are people in this world in positions of power and authority that will not stand up for us when they know it’s wrong that we are treated this way.”