A white Ohio landlord says she’s “not a bad person” for putting a “Whites Only” sign at her duplex’s swimming pool:
Back in May, witnesses confirmed that a sign reading “Public Swimming Pool, White Only” was posted at the gated entrance of the pool. Hein said she posted it because a Black female, who was visiting her parents at the duplex, used chemicals in her hair that made the water “cloudy.” The family filed a discrimination charge and moved out of the duplex to “avoid subjecting their family to further humiliating treatment,” the commission said in a statement.
I’m calling bullshit on the haircare product excuse but even if it were true, a simple bathing cap would have solved the problem. I’m also calling bullshit on the notion that Jamie Hein doesn’t have a problem with race but she does happen to have a collection of Jim Crow-era memorabilia. That’s a tad too fishy.
So yeah. Jamie Hein, I think you’re a bad person. And doubling-down by appealing the Ohio Civil Rights Commission’s ruling isn’t going to help your cause. It just makes you look pathetic.
Seriously, I can’t believe this is 2011 and people are still pulling this crap.