Racist douchbag Adam Bloom was fired from his job at Sunoco for harassing a fellow resident at their Glenridge Community in Winston-Salem, NC on the Fourth of July.
Police were called to settle a dispute over whether a black woman had the right to use her community pool after Bloom stopped her and forced her to show identification. The incident, which was posted on the Facebook page of Jasmine Edwards and had 4 million views, shows Bloom on camera.
You can hear the woman explaining to the police that she was asked for ID, which wasn’t required to enter the pool. She had a community pass.
“Where does it say that I have to show an ID to use my own pool,” you can hear the woman saying on the video.
An attorney representing Bloom, who is a board member for the community’s homeowner’s association, said he was doing his job when he asked for an ID because another knuckleheaded resident had questioned whether the woman was a member of the pool.
According to the lifeguard manager for the pool, both Bloom and the woman who shot the video live in the Glenridge community.
“There’s a keycard to the door to get into the pool,” said Karam Gulkham, a lifeguard manager. “Apparently it was not enough for him. I don’t know why he felt it wasn’t enough.”
The Homeowner’s Association released a statement: “We sincerely regret that an incident occurred yesterday at our community pool that left neighbors feeling racially profiled. In confronting and calling the police on one of our neighbors, the pool chair escalated a situation in a way that does not reflect the inclusive values Glenridge seeks to uphold as a community. We also have re-instituted a sign-in sheet at the pool to make sure no resident feels singled out again.”
The woman was not arrested. It is unclear whether she used the pool. Bloom, who was dubbed #IDAdam on social media, was unavailable for comment. No word on whether or not he has “a lot of black friends” or wonders why he isn’t allowed to use the N-word like “those people” can.
Sunoco, after firing Bloom, released a statement today:
We are aware of a terrible incident involving the actions of one our employees outside of the workplace. The well-documented incident, which involves activities at a neighborhood pool over the 4th of July, does not reflect the core values of our Company, and the employee involved is no longer employed by the Company in any respect.
Our core values at Sonoco are built on dignity and respect for all, and we do not condone discrimination of any kind, inside or outside of the workplace. With more than 20,000 employees across the globe of all races, religions, colors and creeds, we value the diverse experiences and perspectives our teammates bring to our company, which make us better each and every day. We are proud of the culture of diversity, inclusion and unity we have fostered over our 119 years; and we take seriously any incidents that do not reflect our values.
On behalf of our more than 20,000 teammates around the world, we extend our sincerest apologies to all who have been hurt by this incident, especially Ms. Edwards and her family.
This is a container company, not Sunoco the fuel company. 🙂
— Tom RN (@tomhundleyrn) July 6, 2018