A Black mother in New Jersey said her toddler was the victim of racial discrimination when they visited a Chuck E. Cheese last weekend.
In a video being circulated on social media, a Chuck E. Cheese’s mouse mascot can be seen high-fiving several white children, and seemingly ignoring the mother’s little Black girl who was reaching her hand out to the mascot.
PLEASE RETWEET‼️ On July 30 at Chuck E Cheese in Wayne, NJ, my 2yo was racially discriminated against. As you can see, he gives all of the yt kids hi-5s & PURPOSELY ignored my black baby. When confronted, he ignored me as well. The manager, Angie Valasquez, made excuses for him.. pic.twitter.com/QMmE3wmti1
— Umm Safa 🩰 (@belllahijabi) July 31, 2022
Chuck-E-Cheese released a statement, which said:
“As home to millions of families and kids every year that celebrate the big and small milestones, including fun, our goal is to create an inclusive experience for children and parents of all ages, races, ethnicities, religious backgrounds and learning differences. Our mission is to provide a fun and a safe place and all cast members are trained to ensure that we live up to this promise.”
The accusations of racial discrimination at the Chuck-E-Cheese follows similar claims of discrimination at Sesame Place in Pennsylvania, which was criticized after a video of two Black girls being snubbed went viral.
More about the discrimination accusation can be found here.
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