The adopted seven year old black child of a white Brazilian couple was kicked out of a BMW dealership in Rio de Janeiro, according to Forbes.
The couple, Ronald Munk and Priscilla Celeste, were looking for a new BMW when a salesman saw their child wandering around and asked the child to leave.
According to Priscilla Celesteâ€™s account with Globo’s G1, the salesman told the black boy: â€śYou canâ€™t stay in here. This isnâ€™t a place for you. You have to leave.â€ť
The salesman then told Priscilla that poor children often come into the car lot asking for money. When they told him that the boy was their son his â€śmouth fell open in embarrassment,â€ť the couple said.
The dealership and BMW Group in Brazil sent correspondence to the couple saying they were sorry and called it a “misunderstanding.” Priscilla created an account on Facebook called â€śPrejudice is Not a Misunderstanding. Itâ€™s a Crime.â€ť