I was racially profiled by a staff at Le Vimarn, Ko Samed.
While sitting on the hotels beach, my family and I were approached by the hotel security guard asking for our room number to see if we were guests. The exact question was “What’s your room number!?” in an authoritative tone. No “Hello”, no “Excuse me,…”
So this may be innocent enough. Why I was sure this was racial profile was that we were the only Asian family on the beach that morning. It was early in the day and the beach was empty and there was only 3 or 4 families using the hotel’s beach chairs. All were Caucasians except my family. I could tell the security guard was taking issue with us being there because he was lingering around our area (we were far from others) and eyeing us so much. This is not me being hypersensitive. The situation was obvious and noticeable especially when there’s not a lot of people on the beach. Perhaps he thought that we were non-hotel guests using the hotel’s chairs (this is an issue at the hotel). This would be find if the security guard proceed to check everyone but during the hour that we were there, I did not see him engage anyone else. I guess we don't fit the hotel's client profile.
Finally, after eyeballing my family a time, the security guard approach us and proceed to ask for our room number (again no “hello” no “excuse me”). At this point I knew exactly what was going on and I spoke back to him in THAI indicating that I was guess an asking why he needed to
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