Landlords sued for alleged discrimination

Posted by Ria, 27 Feb 07

We have heard so much about interracial couples being discriminated against. Most of us have fallen victim of such racial discrimination. Well I got news for you… better put on your dancing shoes, call upon your friends coz this one deserves a party yo!!! Here it is...

Two landlords, John and Betty Ireton are facing a lawsuit from the Ohio Civil Rights Commission for attempting to evict Diana Dunkle, who is white and has two children. The reason for the eviction was because she had more than one child and her boyfriend was black. Good thing is Ms. Dunkle had it in her to fight for her tenant rights.

"Our investigation showed that the landlords did not serve the eviction notice to Ms. Dunkle or have a problem with her having two children in the three-bedroom home until a short time after the black boyfriend visited," said Fair Housing Advocates Association Executive Director Vincent Curry, in a news release.

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Dunkle's eviction notice was served Oct. 18, 2005, two days after her boyfriend visited Oct. 16. Apparently the landlords concerns about Ms. Dunkle having two children were just but a pretext for the race discrimination.

Now aint that something to throw a bash for? Am glad that civil rights are being recognized. So I’ll say it again… like Akon says it “Fight for our rights to love yeah!!᾿. I gotta do a little dance over here... somebody stop me… :D

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  1.   Wonka says:
    Posted: 26 Feb 10

    WHATEVER...this is peanuts compared to other discri minatory situations.As long as she took a stand against these landlords that's what's important!.

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  2. Posted: 11 Apr 08

    Happened to me! in liberal Seattle in a major apartment chain in 2004 sad thing is my ex-fiance considers himself black (50%) except no one else does because of how fair skinned he is.. so when I pointed it out to him he had a hard time understanding it becuase "i'm black too..." OHHkay. It was a nightmare that I had to buy my way out of. When he went to apply for the mortgage loan.. I stayed home.

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  3.   MSYUMMY says:
    Posted: 16 Nov 07

    I CANT BELIEVE IN THIS DAY AND AGE THIS KIND OF PRIMITIVE BEHAVIOUR STILL EXIST IN AMERICA. HOW SAD.

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  4.   Jade says:
    Posted: 05 Mar 07

    I work in the apartment business and yes it does happen.I have seen it and heard it.Its really sad that laws are there to protect and racisim still happens in home buying and rental.

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  5.   Tarah says:
    Posted: 03 Mar 07

    Wow! I'm sorry that this happened to her...unfortunately the end to racism is not on the brink and goes beyond the typical American Black vs White. **sigh** If we keep doing our part (being fair and just to all) then there is hope.

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  6.   fala says:
    Posted: 02 Mar 07

    I'm so glad this woman stood up to her landlord and proceeded to take legal action. So often people just accept situations like this and throw their hands up and say what can I do? If more people were willing to take a stand, people like this landlord might think twice about treating people this way.

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  7.   mossimo says:
    Posted: 01 Mar 07

    Hope that justice will be served. This type of discrimination is getting old.

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  8.   diva says:
    Posted: 28 Feb 07

    finally I figured out how to post comments on these blogs!! Won't racial prejudice ever go away?? I hope she makes that landlord end up bankrupt!!

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  9.   DavyDiva says:
    Posted: 28 Feb 07

    It's great to see someone get it in the end (the right way) for discrimination. I am going thru something similar right now and it helps me have hope when I have to deal with my case.

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  10. Posted: 27 Feb 07

    glad the state of ohio is on top of things and that she had the "fight" in her to bring this to the states attention...!!!...Landlords get away with a lot of crapola sometimes....they only care about the money..not their tenants!!!...And then when u get a house and such you have to fight the citys appraisal value on your home and land for tax reasons...always fighting a battle somewhere...congrats to them!!

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