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Hampton Inn fires hotel employee who called cops on black guests
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A Hampton Inn employee was fired for discriminating against a hotel guest.
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The Hilton-owned hotel company has severed ties with a staff member working at a Williamston, North Carolina, Hampton Inn property who called the police on a black family using the swimming pool, the company said Monday.
"Hampton by Hilton has zero-tolerance for racism or discrimination of any kind," Shruti Gandhi Buckley the global head of Hampton by Hilton, said in a statement. "The member is no longer employed at the hotel. We have apologized directly to the guest and her family for their experience and will work with them and the hotel to make this right."
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A black woman was at the hotel's pool with her children on Friday when a white employee and two white police officers approached her as shown in a Facebook Live video shared on social media more than 800,000 times. In it, the hotel guest, identified as Anita Williams-Wright on Instagram, is asked to show proof that she is staying at the hotel.