A general manager’s response to a recent racially charged incident at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Kansas City may not be enough to stem criticism—or legal action.
Jaysyn Craddock, an employee of the hotel, said that on July 21, a white supervisor hung a black “slave” doll from a plastic bag fashioned to look like a noose in the hotel’s break room.
He gave KSHB TV 41 a more detailed account of the incident:
So she looked at me and said, “Look what I hung up,” in a giggling way and she asked me, “Does this offend you?” She didn’t say “I’m sorry,” she said “Does this offend you?” And I didn’t say anything. I was just so upset that I went back to helping people and she left it up until the end of the night.
Craddock took a picture of the doll, which he later shared with his attorney, Stacy Shaw.
“I was deeply disappointed and outraged that in 2015 in a city that I love that there could be such blatant intolerance and racism that was present in a workplace,” Shaw told KCTV 5.