Man who called police on black woman at pool no longer has job

Man who called police on black woman at pool no longer has job

A white man who called North Carolina police on a black woman who was using a private community pool with her child — which she described as “racial profiling at its worst” — no longer has his job because of the “terrible incident,” the company said Friday.

Global packaging firm Sonoco Products said in a statement that although the Fourth of July incident involving Adam Bloom occurred outside of work, the company does “not condone discrimination of any kind.”

It was not immediately clear whether Sonoco fired Bloom or if he resigned. A LinkedIn page in which he listed his title as a value realization leader was later disabled.

Bloom resigned Thursday as the “pool chair” and a board member from the homeowners association of his community in Winston-Salem. The association apologized in a statement and said that Bloom “escalated a situation in a way that does not reflect the inclusive values Glenridge seeks to uphold as a community.”

In a statement Friday, Bloom’s attorney, John Vermitsky, said his client was only trying to enforce the rules of using the pool, which is only for the Glenridge neighborhood, and “feels terrible for the pain” he caused the woman, Jasmine Edwards.


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