WTF?!? Ohio Landlord Sued Over “White Only” Pool Sign
Can you believe in 2012, an apartment landlord placed a “white only” sign on the pool at the complex, aimed at keeping black people out…? Oh you can…? #okayden
Cincinnati landlord Jamie Heinn outraged former tenant Michael Gunn when he placed a “white only” sign at the pool. Gunn testified at a hearing at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission that he was outraged to see the sign, which was aimed at his Black daughter.
Gunn, who is White, said his 10-year-old daughter lived with her mother but would visit him often. During Memorial Day Weekend in 2011 the girl swam in the pool, resulting in Hein sending Gunn a text accusing his daughter of clouding the water with the products in her hair. She also banned Gunn’s daughter from re-entry without taking a shower and wearing a swim cap, and later posted a sign reading “Public Swimming Pool, White Only.”
Gunn said in relation to his daughter and the sign, “she shouldn’t have to think about the color of her skin in relation to what people think about her.”
Last September, the commission found Hein guilty of breaking Ohio’s Civil Rights Act. The hearing was held to determine if the landlord will have to pay punitive and compensatory damages.
Hein did not attend the hearing, waving his right to appear by failing to respond to legal notices. A ruling is not expected for months.
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