Racism at Live Oak FL Econo Lodge motel
A group of students from a Flint, Mich., high school got a rude lesson in racism during a college tour trip.
Brittany Clerkley and a group of about 90 adults and teens were wrapping up a college tour. On their way back to Flint, their bus had mechanical issues. They ended up spending the night at the Econo Lodge in Live Oak, Florida.
Coordinator Blake Odum says right after dinner, is when the trip took a much different and disturbing tone. “It was owned by white people. And they started taking pictures of all the kids as we were walking in and out of the hotel,” said student Melissa Blacque. “I heard one of the ladies, she said, ‘If I see one more of them, I’m calling the law,'” Odum said.
Blacque says the students were peaceful, but felt uncomfortable at the hotel. “They were calling us the N word and called Blake the N word. We were just like ‘whoa,'” Blacque said. Source: ABC12
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