Two Hmong men say they have been discriminated against out of fear of the novel coronavirus while looking for a hotel room in Indiana.
Kao Lor and his uncle Lee Lor were traveling through the state on their way to pick up a car when they stopped to get a room at a Super 8 Motel in the northern Indiana city of Plymouth.
After entering the hotel, Kao Lor says an employee asked if he was Chinese. Lor began recording the encounter. In the video a man who later identified himself as an employee asks Lor if he is Chinese, and when Lor asks why he needs to know the man responds, “Ever heard of the coronavirus?”
The back and forth continues between Lor and the man with the hotel employee later saying “If you are from China, I need to know.”
When Lor asks why, the man said he has been told “anyone from China has be picked up and quarantined for two weeks.” The employee tells Lor it is company policy.
Eventually Lor and his uncle decided to try another hotel.
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