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limpyhobbler

(8,244 posts)
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:20 PM Dec 2011

Landlord defends 'White Only' sign on swimming pool



Landlord fights 'White Only' pool sign ruling By The Associated Press

CINCINNATI - A landlord found to have discriminated against a black girl by posting a "White Only" sign at a swimming pool wants a state civil rights commission to reconsider its decision.

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission found on Sept. 29 that Jamie Hein, who's white, violated the Ohio Civil Rights Act by posting the sign at a pool at the duplex where the teenage girl was visiting her parents. The parents filed a discrimination charge with the commission and moved out of the duplex in the racially diverse city to "avoid subjecting their family to further humiliating treatment," the commission said in a release announcing its finding.

An investigation revealed that Hein in May posted on the gated entrance to the pool an iron sign that stated "Public Swimming Pool, White Only," the commission statement said.

Several witnesses confirmed that the sign was posted, and the landlord indicated that she posted it because the girl used in her hair chemicals that would make the pool "cloudy," according to the commission.


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http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/14/9441008-landlord-fights-white-only-pool-sign-ruling
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Landlord defends 'White Only' sign on swimming pool (Original Post) limpyhobbler Dec 2011 OP
There are some very horrible people in this world! k&r for visability Little Star Dec 2011 #1
If the LL really cared about getting the water oily, she'd ask for showercaps Taverner Dec 2011 #2
Post a "swimming caps required" sign and make everyone wear one.... Moonwalk Dec 2011 #3
How absolutely dreadful. Denninmi Dec 2011 #4
Sorry LL (Low Life), there is no defense for hate and bigotry, nice try hater. louslobbs Dec 2011 #5
You don't ban people based on racist stereotypes. Lyric Dec 2011 #6
K&R!!! I'm so fed up with the bigots, racists, and intolerant in this country and also those RKP5637 Dec 2011 #7
Ron and Rand Paul would defend this landlord and sign abelenkpe Dec 2011 #8
The problem with cloudy water isn't from haircare products MattBaggins Dec 2011 #16
Sure you are right abelenkpe Dec 2011 #18
There is no defense of this atrocity. None whatsoever. AtomicKitten Dec 2011 #9
Cincinnati is soooooooo 1864. nt valerief Dec 2011 #10
I wonder if it still has the dancing pig? virgogal Dec 2011 #11
First the church not allowing an interracial couple not in the church now this Justice wanted Dec 2011 #12
Yes, because white girls/women never, EVER put "chemicals" in their hair Number23 Dec 2011 #13
The ABC News article on this features this choice quote: Nordmadr Dec 2011 #14
So he thinks his rights extend to violating those of others. Unbelievable NoGOPZone Dec 2011 #15
The only place a "Whites Only" Swimming Pool Sign is appropriate is in a museum. NT MADem Dec 2011 #17
 

Taverner

(55,476 posts)
2. If the LL really cared about getting the water oily, she'd ask for showercaps
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:24 PM
Dec 2011

Plain Straight Up Racist

Moonwalk

(2,322 posts)
3. Post a "swimming caps required" sign and make everyone wear one....
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:25 PM
Dec 2011

Would be what I'd tell the Landlord were I the judge on this. After all, such hair chemicals can be used by any ethnicity depending on the hair and the style they're going for.

Denninmi

(6,581 posts)
4. How absolutely dreadful.
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:26 PM
Dec 2011

Article is kind of vague about what could happen to the landlord.

This type of situation calls for stiff fines, IMHO.

Lyric

(12,675 posts)
6. You don't ban people based on racist stereotypes.
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:35 PM
Dec 2011

You can ban certain THINGS (like certain kinds of hair products) with banning an entire group of PEOPLE. And frankly, women who've just had their hair relaxed aren't going to be swimming with their heads uncovered anyway. It can screw up your hair. I can't think of any hair chemicals other than relaxers that would do anything to a swimming pool, and EVERYONE knows that you don't swim with newly-permed or relaxed hair. By the time it's safe to swim, the chemicals have long since been washed out.

This is just a racist fuckwad floundering for an excuse for his bigotry.

RKP5637

(66,959 posts)
7. K&R!!! I'm so fed up with the bigots, racists, and intolerant in this country and also those
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:37 PM
Dec 2011

that want to impose their will on everyone, the authoritarians.

abelenkpe

(9,933 posts)
8. Ron and Rand Paul would defend this landlord and sign
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:57 PM
Dec 2011

Just sayin'

My SIL is from Ireland. She gets her hair relaxed all the time. Naturally it is a big bouncy beautiful puff of ginger hair. Everyone saying they should have either required swim caps or said no harsh hair chemicals is right on. Women and men of every color and hue use hair products.

MattBaggins

(7,886 posts)
16. The problem with cloudy water isn't from haircare products
Thu Dec 15, 2011, 03:04 PM
Dec 2011

it's from sunscreens. This is a known product yet no one has a good filtration system for sunscreen lotions and tanning oils.

But this lady is full of crap. She did this to be racist.

abelenkpe

(9,933 posts)
18. Sure you are right
Thu Dec 15, 2011, 03:39 PM
Dec 2011

Woman is definitely a racist. Guess that's why the Y has signs all over the place saying: "Shower before entering pool."

 

AtomicKitten

(46,585 posts)
9. There is no defense of this atrocity. None whatsoever.
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 05:35 PM
Dec 2011

Goddammit I thought we moved past this kind of ugly decades ago!

Justice wanted

(2,657 posts)
12. First the church not allowing an interracial couple not in the church now this
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:45 PM
Dec 2011

WHAT THE F?!


We have our first African American President YET this country on a whole is taking a HUGE step Backwards.

Number23

(24,544 posts)
13. Yes, because white girls/women never, EVER put "chemicals" in their hair
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:53 PM
Dec 2011

No peroxide, hair dye, hair curling products, hair straightening products, mousse, hair gel or anything.

Nope. Not ever.

Nordmadr

(1,692 posts)
14. The ABC News article on this features this choice quote:
Thu Dec 15, 2011, 01:35 PM
Dec 2011

“I’ve never said anything to that child,” Hein said. “If I have to stick up for my white rights, I have to stick up for my white rights. It goes both ways.”


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/12/exclusive-white-only-pool-sign-owner-explains/



Her claim of being a non-racist seems kind of silly when you make statements like that.

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