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Landlord Accused of Posting Racist Notice

By January 20, 2013

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The management at the Rock Springs Apartments in Houston, Texas is being accused of discrimination for posting racist flyers. Residents claim that management posted notices around the property stating that residents should notify management if they see "teenagers or adolescents of Afro-American race or any other suspicious people in the property."

In addition to these allegations of racism, residents claim that the management neglects to make needed repairs, resulting in a property that is run-down. A claim has been filed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, who will determine if there is any merit to the accusation.

If this case is true, it is a blatant example of discrimination. Posting notices telling residents to beware of people of a certain skin color is disgusting. It is every landlord's duty to look out for the safety of his or her tenants, but this should never be done by stereotyping an entire race of people.

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