WTF???

Outside of the fact that housing discrimination is ILLEGAL and has been for some DECADES now, did the folks renting out  this house not realize that the renters were black before they rented to this woman??

And kicking the kids of the house and locking them out while their mom was at work, would have earned the people in question an ass kicking of the first degree. Seriously, this is 2010 and ignorant stuff like this is still happening???

Discuss.

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4 thoughts on “WTF???

  1. Violating the FHA? They’ll get more than a slap on the wrist, trust!
    My thoughts are on the current tenants. Hopefully, they packed up and made tracks after learning of them. This would be a prime excuse for breaking a lease. Ignorant landlords=gone ghost tenant x

  2. I haven’t read the article yet but I wanted to tell you that I am interning at the Dept of Civil Rights and the first three cases I got handed were about housing discrimination. I couldn’t believe the madness that still happens in modern times.

    Speaking of housing discrimination, did you read about George Wilborn and his housing discrimination issue? He tried to buy a house in Chicago and the buyers changed their mind after finding out him and his family were Black. I read the complaint issued by HUD and it is amazing!! The house was being sold for $1.7M and they cared about the race of the potential buyers????? Yeah, discrimination is alive & kicking.

  3. I was a area operations manager for Family Dollar in Tampa, FL and one of the stores in my district stores was in Gibsonton. Honestly I don’t remember ANY black people living there. The town’s nickname was carnitown, because all of the circus freaks such as the lobster boy, and the siamese twin sisters lived there when they weren’t traveling with the circus. I feel sorry for that family, they must have had no idea about that place. Check it out:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibsonton,_Florida

  4. Ignorance is alive and well! I wish I could say I’m surprised, but I’m not. Honestly, I’m surprised we don’t hear of stupidity like this more often.

    Those poor kids! I would’ve lost my mind if my child had been wandering around and was found under an underpass!!!

    I wonder if the landlords will walk away with anything more than a slap on the wrist….

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