Posted by JJJ - FL on May 20, 2002 at 14:38:54:
As a young mixed (black/chinese) male I’ve had to deal with this all my life sadly. It’s better, but it does still exist.
I’m in my RE Agent licensing class right now, and there’s one thing that my instructor always says to us regarding prejudice… “In Real Estate, the only color we are concerned about is green!”. Black people don’t use purple money, and Hispanics don’t use teal money…everyone irregardless of color uses the same green money, so we shouldn’t care what color a person is.
Unfortunately life doean’t always operate this way.
JJJ - FL
Unknowing broker’s liability for agent’s actions. - Posted by Brent_IL
Posted by Brent_IL on May 20, 2002 at 12:55:55:
I hate predjudice!!! - Posted by Lm
Posted by Lm on May 20, 2002 at 13:45:03:
Man! And I thought that kind of stuff happened only in the south. Boy was I wrong! Apparently things are worse in other areas.
My husband and I are moving to Ohio and when we were there looking for a place we were shocked at the predjudice remarks we heard. We were looking at several homes, but the one we liked the best was in an area called Englewood. It was a beautiful neighborhood with absolutely gorgeous homes. When we were looking at other homes in different areas, we were told by several home owners not to buy in Englewood, because it was a bad area. Well it was obvious to us that “CrackHeads” could not afford to live in this area and the school district was one of the best in the state, so we started searching deeper to find out why they were all saying to stay away from there. Then the truth finally came out…it was because “Blacks” might end up moving in right beside us. My husband and I were just about floored. We are from SC and had not heard a comment like that since we were children. (We are 42 & 43 now.)And we thought the “Yankees” were the ones that wanted to free the slaves.
Remarks like these really hurt our feelings because we have many friends of a different nationality than ours. We weren’t even aware that there was still “White” neighborhoods and “Black” neighborhoods in America today. well, we decided that if these people knew that we had went on Vacation with our “Black” friends and even spent the night at each others houses, they certainly wouldn’t want us to live in their home so needless to say, we bought the home in Englewood and look forward to many peacefull, quite times there. It is obvious by driving through there that you must have a good job and a little money to live there so our neighbors should be hard working people who care about their homes and surroundings and that is all that matters to us…not whether they are red, yellow, black or white!
OK I’ll get off my soapbox now! Lm
Re: I hate predjudice!!! - Posted by Bruce Lawson
Posted by Bruce Lawson on May 20, 2002 at 13:54:58:
I live downtown Dayton approximately 25 minutes from Englewood I must say My wife and I moved here four years ago and we had to get used to all that stuff along with all the closed mindedness, I agree with you it should not matter what color your skin is but unfortunately it does exist. I am sure you will enjoy englewood and your very close to the airport. Clayton is also a nice area.
Contact me and maybe we can arrange a meeting to show you around.