Landlord Defends 'Whites Only' Pool Sign

No, we aren't back in the 1920s. It is 2011, and this is still going on.

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An Ohio landlord wants a state civil rights commission to reconsider its decision that found her to have discriminated against a black girl by placing a "Whites Only" sign at a swimming pool.

Reconsider what? Unless this woman has a custom-made Webster's dictionary in her house that allows her her own definition of "discrimination," we have no idea how she believes that the commission's decision was wrong.

The landlord, Jamie Hein, who is white, posted the sign at the duplex where the teenage girl's parents lived. When the girl walked toward the pool and saw the sign, she alerted her parents, who filed a discrimination charge with the commission. The family subsequently moved out of the duplex.

The worst part of this story is the reason behind the sign: Hein claims that the girl used chemicals in her hair that would make the pool turn from crystal clear to "cloudy," according to the commission.

The commission found that the sign "restricted the social interaction between Caucasians and African-Americans and reinforced discriminatory actions aimed at oppressing people of color."

If officials for the state of Ohio have any self-respect, they won't even grant this landlord the time of day; she doesn't deserve it.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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