Seems public swimming pools and waterparks have become hotbeds for racial tensions. Amusement parks aren't immune to this unfortunate trend, either.
The Atlanta Black Star reports that a black man is suing Pennsylvania's Dorney Park, alleging security officials racially profiled him. According to the Star, security officials demanded Benjamin Slater empty his pockets, which contained his cellphone, wallet and key, because he matched the description of a pickpocket.
Even after local policed determined Slater was not the suspect, security officers removed Slater from the park.
The suit seeks $75,000 and other damages.
A Dorney Park spokeswoman says the company believes the case is “without merit.”Read More