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.