Texas City woman claims her family was kicked out of community pool because they are black

“The Lago Mar Homeowner’s Association takes all residents’ concerns very seriously. On Saturday, a resident and her party were asked to leave the pool due to their unruly and unsafe behavior.  After several polite requests to follow pool rules and to supervise their underage guests, the lifeguard on duty asked the resident to leave. This request was for the safety of their unsupervised children as well as the other pool patrons. The safety of our residents is our top priority, the pool’s rules and regulation are in place to protect all residents and their guests.” - The Lago Mar Homeowner’s Association board of directors

 

Thomas’s social media posts about the incident has caused some outrage within the community, some residents claiming she was not following pool safety rules, and deserved to be kicked out.

 

Thomas and her family decided to take to the road outside of the Lago Mar to protest with signs, claiming the HOA racially profiled them. She says there still an investigation underway by the HOA, but will protest with her family until they get justice.

 

“I definitely feel like both lifeguards need to be terminated. They did racially profile us, they handled the situation totally inappropriately.” said Thomas.

 

FOX 26 also contacted the Texas City Police Department and were told that they are currently conducting an investigation into this incident and will issue a statement once it’s completed.