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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  • Na Na

    I just contacted the company, I was directed to a Middle Eastern sounding manager guy. I asked if he did not allow African Americans on their property. He said the management company did not put up the sign, a Spanish resident who lived there put up the sign, it has been taken down but just for good measures he threw in, “We have plenty of people from Katrina still living here. We welcome all types of people.”

    I was just about to believe him until he said that smh

  • Kenedy

    Another day another racist

  • ANTMilf

    White teens aren’t any better! This some Trayvon Martin BS!

  • My thing is… it says mostly Hispanics live in the complex… and a lot of them are of African descent themselves. So, they should be just as offended! Smh… racism isn’t going anywhere!

    • chanela

      but they’re not going to be. hispanics usually side with white people because they worship them. let ONE black person do something and here they go on a rant about how black people are all ghetto and loud and scary. they always talk trash about black folks. it’s sad cause they think they are soo much better than black people and they sure as hell at like it.

      • NIC Sealy

        You’re absolutely right. Many Hispanics think they are “White.” Go to your nearest Bodega and ask any Hispanics what are they? More likely they would answer Hispanic and White. In their country, they’re White. In US, they’re Hispanic and White.

  • MLS2698

    Can they say racial profiling!

  • CommonSenseAintSoCommon

    My thing is they see a blackperson and then what? You going to send someone to jail or attempt to reprimand them simply for having more melanin in the skin. It’s ridiculous. And believe or not there are “black people” who live in the world of unicorns and leprechauns and don’t believe racism exist because massa said so.

  • Nikki

    Part of me wants to be shocked considering that Houston is one of the more diverse areas in Texas, the other part of me says, “Well, it’s Texas”. So much for a post-racist nation…