Sesame Place Launches Anti-Bias Coaching Amid $25 Million Lawsuit For Alleged Racism

Sesame Place is taking motion after the Philly park was hit with an enormous lawsuit for its alleged racism!

As you understand, the youngsters’s theme park got here below fireplace final month when a video went viral displaying mascots seemingly ignoring two younger Black ladies throughout a parade whereas persevering with to concentrate to white youngsters. The poor ladies regarded so dissatisfied — rightfully so! Assembly your childhood heroes and having them seemingly brush you off to concentrate to different youngsters of a distinct race needs to be crushing!

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The mom, Instagram consumer @__jodiii__ , posted the video which then began a development of many others coming ahead and sharing their very own tales on the Sesame! See the unique video (beneath):


Now, amid the scandal and an enormous class-action lawsuit filed towards them, Sesame Place has applied a “variety program” for its staff. In a public assertion on Tuesday, the park stated:

“Sesame Place at present introduced a sequence of initiatives as a part of an growth of its dedication to variety, fairness, and inclusion. Initiatives embrace a complete racial fairness evaluation, the event and implementation of an anti-bias coaching and schooling program, and enhancements to make sure a best-in-class variety, fairness, and inclusion (DE&I) program. This work will likely be overseen by nationwide consultants.”


In line with their plan, “the racial fairness evaluation will embrace a overview of insurance policies, processes, and practices that affect company, staff, suppliers, and the neighborhood to determine alternatives for enchancment”. And the consultants they’re working with will supposedly proceed to “monitor” in an effort to make sure that the park progresses “towards established objectives”. Current staff aren’t the one ones who will undergo this coaching, because the theme park says they’re going to implement these pointers for all new staff, too!

Cathy Valeriano, President of Sesame Park Philadelphia assures the corporate is “dedicated” to creating certain all company “really feel welcome”:

“The actions we’re taking will assist us ship on our promise to offer an equitable and inclusive expertise for all our company on daily basis. We’re dedicated to creating certain our company really feel welcome, included and enriched by their visits to our park.”

What do U consider the brand new coaching program, Perezcious readers? Sound OFF within the feedback (beneath).

[Image via YouTube/Sesame Street/CBS Philly]

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