Oh No They Didn’t: Houston Apartment Complex Posts Notice Against Any “Teenagers Or Adolescents Of Afro-American Race”

November 21, 2012  |  

From The Grio

A notice warning residents about black youth was posted at a southwest Houston apartment complex yesterday to the outrage of some of the city’s community members.

The Houston Chronicle reported that the notice, which was posted in the Rock Springs Apartmentslaundry room, read, “We ask you to please contact the office immediately every time you see teenagers or adolescents of Afro-American race or any other suspicious people in the property.”

It was posted in English and Spanish, since the majority of the complex’s tenants are Hispanic.

DeLoyd Parker, of S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, called on the Houston Housing Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to investigate the incident.

“It’s typical of racist views constantly perpetuated by people who just don’t want people of color to be a part of their experience,” Parker said.

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