Sesame Place is ordering for all of its employees to now complete diversity and inclusion training following a $25 million class-action lawsuit alleging multiple incidents of discrimination.
The Sesame Street-themed park, operated by SeaWorld Parks, released a statement this week saying that all employees will be mandated to participate in the training, which was developed by civil rights educators, by the end of September.
The training will address bias, promote inclusion and ways to prevent discrimination, and will be a requirement for all new and current employees as a “regular part of its training and workforce development.”
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After a viral video swept the internet showing an employee dressed as Sesame Street’s Rosita muppett waving off the two 6-year-old Black girls during a parade at Sesame Place, people began calling out the park for allowing racist and discriminatory behavior.
Jodi Brown, the mother of one of the girls, posted the video on Instagram.
Cathy Valeriano, the President of Sesame Place Philadelphia, said the park has already begun implementing temporary measures while a review continues.
Meanwhile, SeaWorld’s CEO Marc Swanson, is scheduled to meet with the Brown family and Rev. Jesse Jackson Thursday to address “deficiencies” they have noted.
Many celebrities also called out the park, demanding action.
Houston stepped up in a big way to help the snubbed little girls.
Local rapper and philanthropist Trae tha Truth flew the family down to enjoy a weekend of “Trae Day” festivities to try and restore smiles to their faces.
One day, hopefully, we will not have to deal with nor correct this type of behavior.
Dare to dream…..