North Carolina Hospital Apologizes After Racist Volunteer Attacks Black Family
The nearly 7-minute video set near the hospital’s family resources center was uploaded Thursday by Isaiah Baskins. It appears to have been shot with a phone or tablet. The video had been viewed more than 380,000 times.
Baskins could not be reached for comment Friday to provide additional context of the encounter. In the video, he claimed he and his children were victims of racism, including being called the “n-word” before he began recording.
Baskins said in the posting his daughter had an appointment at the hospital.
Early Friday afternoon, Wake Forest Baptist officials posted an apology to Baskins in the comment section of the video post on YouTube.
“We deeply regret and apologize for this behavior demonstrated by our volunteer in this video,” the post read. “We are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment for all, with respect, dignity and compassion. We are taking action, and this individual is no longer a volunteer with our organization.
“If they haven’t already, one of our senior executives should be reaching out to you shortly. Again, we apologize for this appalling incident.”
Watch the disturbing video below: