White man asks Black mother and daughter if they showered before entering a pool (263602)
Credit: Carle Wheeler/Facebook

A Black woman and her 5-year-old daughter were harassed by a white man on Monday, June 11, questioning their hygiene while they were on vacation in Pasadena, California, as shown in a video posted online.

Carle Wheeler took to Facebook to recount a disturbing interaction she and her daughter had with a white man who repeatedly questioned whether they showered before going into the hotel pool. Wheeler wrote they were guests at a Westin Hotel, and the man repeatedly verbally harassed them – one time claiming to work for the health department.