Jermaine Massey, a resident of Washington state, took a trip to Portland, Oregon for a Travis Scott concert. He never been to Portland before and was looking forward to having a good time. He had book a hotel stay at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland. Upon receiving a call from his mother. Mr. Massey called her back while he was in the Hotel lobby. He chose a quiet area as to not be disturbed.
While convincing with Mom's he was approached by the Hotel Security Guard. Without provocation the girls proceeded to question Mr Massey. They were other guests in the lobby and the guard never questioned them. He asks if he Mr. Massey was staying in the hotel and if so what room are you in. Massey let the guard know that he was a guest at the Hotel. He also let him know that you are disturbing me.
The guard was definitely tight and had issues with this man of color who was minding his own business and not disturbing anyone.
(Can you say racial profiling.)
Earl then asked the guest to leave the property for no reason whatsoever. You can hear Massey question the guard as to why he has to leave the Hotel? Why are you calling the police?
Earl then proceeded to call law enforcement. Evidently the only way to handle innocent Black people is to call the police nowadays. This interaction was recorded by Massey and has since gone viral. The video is posted on Instagram. By now Mr. Massey was clearly done with this alleged racist. So he waited for the police. This was a waste because they couldn't care less about what took place. You can hear an officer say as such. Basically get your stuff and get out. The Police offered him a ride to another hotel and he declined.
Massey when to another Hotel and uploaded a video talking about the racist incident.
“I will be seeking justice. Believe that.” Massey
Portland Oregon Police Department Statement:
"The employees, who had authority to trespass people from the hotel, requested the officer contact a person in the lobby they had reportedly directed to leave the property.The officer spoke with the man, who gathered his items and left the location,"
"Prior to the man departing from the location, the Portland Police Bureau Officer offered the man assistance to a new hotel and at that time the man declined the offer,"
Double Tree Hotel Statement:
"Safety and security of our guests and associates is our top priority at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland,"
"This unfortunate incident is likely the result of a misunderstanding between our hotel and guest. We are sorry that this matter ended the way it did. We are place of public accommodation and do not discriminate against any individuals or groups."
"it is never ok to discriminate against guests for the color of their skin and to prejudge them based on your own bias against that race." "Earl is a disgrace, calls himself a man but calls the Portland Police Dept on a man who was minding his own business in the lobby of his hotel. I had my hotel key in my hand the entire conversation, he knew I was a guest. He wanted to prove a point and did it in the worst way. Not really shocked that this happened but just extremely disappointed,"
This situation was uncalled for and has no business in the workplace. This guard basically said
NO BLACKS ALLOWED IN OUR HOTEL
due to the fact that there was no good reason to kick Mr. Massey out and call the police.
The Hotel will suffer from this negative press. No one will want to book a stay in an environment that allegedly foster hatred and racism. Thank goodness this innocent man was not shot and killed by the police.
Why do parents and others continue to teach their children hatred and racism?
By: Faddys Place