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Black family sues Sesame Place, alleging discrimination

Black family sues Sesame Place, alleging discrimination

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Baltimore family is suing a Sesame Street-themed amusement park for $25 million over claims of ethnic discrimination, alleging multiple costumed characters ignored a 5-year-old Black girl all over a meet-and-greet event last month.

The legal deed comes inside the wake of a video, shared widely on communal media, showing place of set of two other Black girls apparently actuality snubbed by a costumed employee all over a parade at the park inside Langhorne, outer external outside Philadelphia. Sesame Place apologized inside a statement accompanied by every one one other accompanied by promised additional training for its employees following the video went viral earlier this month.

The suit, which seeks class deed status, was filed inside a confederate court of rules and regulations of rules with every one other accompanied by regulations inside Philadelphia opposed to SeaWorld Parks, the owner of the Sesame Place, for "pervasive accompanied by every one one other accompanied by appalling competition discrimination."

The legal deed alleges quartet employees dressed while Sesame Street characters ignored Quinton Burns, his feminine child Kennedi Burns accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other Black guests all over the meet-and-greet on June 18. The legal deed says "SeaWorld's performers readily engaged accompanied by numerous likewise situated white customers."

During a press conference held Wednesday, one of the family's attorneys, Malcolm Ruff, called for transparency from SeaWorld accompanied by every one one other accompanied by for the firm to compensate the Burns family. The outfit was filed inside the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Black family sues Sesame Place, alleging discrimination

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