Supervisor fired for hanging black ‘slave’ doll in employee break room

The general manager of Adam’s Mark Hotel in Kansas City stated that the incident was ‘inconsistent’ with its values, but the hotel still may face a harassment lawsuit.

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Jaysyn Craddock, an employee of the hotel, said that on July 21, a white supervisor hung a black “slave” doll from a plastic bag fashioned to look like a noose in the hotel’s break room.

He gave KSHB TV 41 a more detailed account of the incident:

So she looked at me and said, “Look what I hung up,” in a giggling way and she asked me, “Does this offend you?” She didn’t say “I’m sorry,” she said “Does this offend you?” And I didn’t say anything. I was just so upset that I went back to helping people and she left it up until the end of the night.

Craddock took a picture of the doll, which he later shared with his attorney, Stacy Shaw.

“I was deeply disappointed and outraged that in 2015 in a city that I love that there could be such blatant intolerance and racism that was present in a workplace,” Shaw told KCTV 5.

Shaw also shared a picture of the doll on Twitter along with the hashtag #SandraBland, where criticism against the hotel and its management has risen.

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