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Wed Aug 15, 2018, 04:49 PM

'They're not welcome here': Aquarium employee fired after kicking black girls out of gift shop

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/15/new-jersey-aquarium-gift-shop-racial-profiling/998115002/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

POINT PLEASANT BEACH - The employee at the Jenkinson's Aquarium gift shop who kicked out a group of young black girls has been fired, the company announced Tuesday evening.

In a statement, Jenkinson's media relations director Toby Wolf said the incident "does not reflect the core values of the boardwalk.

"In our 90-year history, Jenkinsonís has always been and will continue to be the place where people from all races, religions, ages, genders and cultures are welcome," Wolf said. "We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving our culture of diversity and inclusion. Jenkinsonís will also be conducting a diversity training program for its employees in the very near future to avoid this type of occurrence in the future."

Paterson, New Jersey resident Attiyya Barrett's video of the alleged bias incident went viral shortly after she posted it on Friday afternoon. It began when a group of young girls from Princess to Queenz, Barrett's outreach camp which provides weekly field trips, mentoring seminars and tutoring, walked into the Jenkinson's Aquarium gift shop.

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This is in New Jersey

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Aug 15, 2018, 05:01 PM

1. Another Son Of A Bastard Racist.

Got what he deserves.

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Wed Aug 15, 2018, 08:01 PM

2. Not seeing the employee's name..

Curious about why this person's identity would be protected.

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Thu Aug 16, 2018, 02:35 AM

3. Good grief!

What an awful experience for kids!

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