The Winston-Salem man accused of racial profiling for demanding that a black woman at his community pool show him her ID to prove she was entitled to be there has been fired from his job.
A video of the confrontation between Adam Bloom and Jasmine Edwards, a young mother, has gone viral on the Internet the past few days. Bloom not only questioned whether Edwards was allowed to be at the pool in Winston-Salem, he also called police.
As of today, Bloom no longer works for Sonoco, the packaging and industrial products company. Sonoco posted on its Facebook: “Our core values at Sonoco are built on dignity and respect for all, and we do not condone discrimination of any kind, inside or outside of the workplace. With more than 20,000 employees across the globe of all races, religions, colors and creeds, we value the diverse experiences and perspectives our teammates bring to our company, which make us better each and every day. We are proud of the culture of diversity, inclusion and unity we have fostered over our 119 years; and we take seriously any incidents that do not reflect our values.
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On Twitter, the incident was trending with the hashtag #idadam. In the video, the woman referred to the man as Adam. Hundreds of people had tweeted about it, with some tweets tagging the man’s alleged employer.