Michael K. Hurst and Shonn Brown Act in Response to Sonic Drive-In's Racial Profiling
LPHS partner, Michael K. Hurst, discusses the latest Sonic incident with A. Shonn Brown, former LPHS partner, and current deputy general counsel and VP at Kimberly-Clark. Brown's son and friends were profiled and mocked at a Sonic in Dallas. The children happened to be African American and were told to leave the parking lot or that the police will be notified. With permission, Hurst quickly contacted Nils Okeson, general counsel of Sonic parent company Inspire Brands Inc., to take immediate action to help be a solution to the racial injustices affecting the children and the entire African American community.
Brown is not focused on taking any legal action at the moment. "My primary motive is protecting these kids,” she says. “I think if I can help them psychologically push this to a place of positivity in how they dealt with this and came through it, then that also feels like a win.”
Brown, her son, his friends, and their parents will meet with Sonic representatives to discuss the situation further.
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