– This is the 6th in the Soon to be Award Winning Series of “XXXX” While Black in America”. Previous editions documented “Baby Sitting While Black”, “Black and Living in a Luxury Condo”, “Gardening While Black”, “Cashing a Check While Black”, and “Wrestling While Black”
– In this edition, “Using a Phone While Black” describes another head-shaking confrontation.
Thanks to Sarkes Corner Special Correspondent David Shep Schepers as he digs deeper into the increasing incidents of Being Black in America. Is it a coincidence that these cases of Being Black in America have exponentially increased since the Election of the Orange Grand Wizard?
Sarkes, a renowned Statistician, can make an inference with only one data point. Black Americans being harassed for doing daily mundane tasks has produced 6 data points, 6, in short order! It’s clear to Sarkes that the data indicates that latent racists have been empowered to crawl out from under their rocks and act on their true beliefs.
Now don’t misunderstand Sarkes. Sarkes does not blame the Orange Ameba for this rash of racial incidents. After the Golden Fuhrer called African countries “Shitholes”, the Orange MLK told reporters: “I am not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed”.
Since the Golden Pinocchio does not lie to the American public, Sarkes can only conclude that White Supremacists have misunderstood the Orange Commander in Tweets as license to discriminate against people of color. After all, many White Supremacists are uneducated, underemployed, rural White Folk, and are not too bright.
But back on point.
A black guest at an Oregon hotel, Jermaine Massey, was a victim of racial profiling after the police were called as he made a phone call in the hotel lobby. He ultimately was forced to give up his room and leave the hotel.
Jermaine Massey was in Portland to see Black Rapper Travis Scott perform when, after the concert, he got a call from his mother on the East Coast. Because of the late hour of her call, he said that he suspected that it may be an emergency so he found a remote area in the DoubleTree Hotel’s lobby and answered the call.
While taking the call, a White Security Guard, identified only as “Earl,” approached Black Man Massey and told him that he is no longer welcome at the hotel and that police have been called.
Black Man Massey stated: “I needed some privacy, I had a family emergency going on and this gentleman decided to come over here and harass me and ask me where I was staying,” Massey showed the hotel manager, identified as Luis, his hotel room key.
When Black Man Massey questioned the security guard about why he was confronted about being in the lobby and while other guests weren’t similarly questioned, the White Security Guard told him that it was because he was loitering.
The Portland Police confirmed that officers responded to a call about a trespasser at the hotel that Black Man Massey was asked to gather his personal items from his room and leave.
In the spirt of all P-Grabblers who are caught Red Handed, White Man Paul Peralta, the general manager of the Portland Doubletree, said in a statement that “we sincerely apologize to Mr. Massey for his treatment this past weekend, and deeply regret the experience he endured,” adding, “It was unacceptable and contrary to our values, beliefs and how we seek to treat all people who visit our hotel.”
The hotel employees involved in the encounter were placed on leave during the investigation. Later, both racist employees were terminated.
It appears that if you are in the Lobby of the Doubletree Hotel in Portland and are White, you are OK. If you are Black, you must be loitering.