A White man who called the police on a Black family using a community pool has been fired from his job, the company announced on Twitter.
Adam Bloom confronted Jasmine Edwards on Wednesday at their community pool in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He asked to see her identification to prove that she lived in the neighborhood before calling the cops.
Edwards posted the video of the exchange among her, Bloom and the police on her Facebook page where it amassed 4.5 million views, calling it “a classic case of racial profiling.”
Adam Bloom from Winston-Salem, North Carolina called the cops on
Jasmine Edwards, a black mother, & her child because he didn’t think they belonged in the community swimming pool, even though she clearly had her pool pass. Bloom works at @Sonoco_Products.pic.twitter.com/ZzW6GRv2Ua
— Simar (@sahluwal) July 6, 2018
Bloom’s employer, Sonoco Products released a statement following the video’s release saying that he “is no longer employed by the Company in any respect.”