News Exercise #244

1. What two reasons did she give for her anger over this incident?
2. What is Adam Bloom’s official position?
3. What did Bloom say was his reason to ask her for ID?
4. How did the reporter state that this was not an isolated incident?
5. What has happened to Bloom since?

Answers:
1. What two reasons did she give for her anger over this incident?
An ID is not required to enter the pool, but she was asked to show it.
2. What is Adam Bloom’s official position?
He is the housing association’s pool chairman.
3. What did Bloom say was his reason to ask her for ID?
He said it was at the request of another resident, and that it was not racially motivated.
4. How did the reporter state that this was not an isolated incident?
He said, “Just the latest in a disturbing string of episodes of white people calling the cops on innocent black people for everyday activities.
5. What has happened to Bloom since?
He has resigned from the pool committee, and his employer has “let him go”, meaning that he has lost his job.

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