Skip to content

Sesame Place Philadelphia announces racial bias training


Sesame Place Philadelphia has said it will conduct a company review and pledged to have all employees complete mandatory bias training after a video appeared to show prejudice against two young Black girls last month, prompting waves of criticism and a discrimination lawsuit, reports NBC BLK.

The SeaWorld owned theme park announced a series of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives on Aug.10 which include a racial equity assessment and a commitment that all of the company’s employees will have received bias training by the end of September from several outside experts, including a former member of the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights.

Cathy Valeriano, president of Sesame Place Philadelphia, said the company has also implemented “some interim measures” during the review, which include consulting with civil rights groups and community leaders.

“The actions we are taking will help us deliver on our promise to provide an equitable and inclusive experience for all our guests every day,”  Valeriano said.