Complaint about mold infestation breeds racial remarks
When you complain to your landlord about a mold infestation and she turns it into some racial thingy, how would you react?
Well, an interracial couple in Ontario had to challenge their landlord over a letter in which a mold complaint was answered with racial references. Vincent and Rebecca Cardwell told the Windsor Star that when they lodged a complaint that their house had black mold infestation that needed to be addressed quickly since it was causing respiratory problems among their children, their landlord Olga Crocker suggested the problem was caused by negligence and ended on a racial note.
"May I point out that, realizing that black people and those of mixed relationships have considerable difficulty finding housing, I decided to trust you. Evidently, this was a very stupid mistake on my part."
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Thing is Crocker claimed she did nothing wrong and added: "In any event, I'm a private individual. I'm entitled to my own prejudices. I'm not the government, I don't hire anyone. Is there a law against being a bigot?"
Do you think they should enforce a law against bigotry? And was she just dubbing blacks and mixed race couples as negligent? Damn!
Anyway the Cardwells are preparing complaints to the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
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