An Ohio landlord has decided she has been unjustly accused of violating the Ohio Civil Rights Acts after being found guilty of posting a ‘white only’ sign at a swimming pool. Jamie Hein, the duplex manager, decided it was a good idea to place the sign on the swimming pool entry gate to avoid having a black resident cloud the pool with her chemically laced hair products.
As reported in the AJC:
A landlord found to have discriminated against a black girl by posting a “White Only” sign at a swimming pool wants a state civil rights commission to reconsider its decision.
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission found on Sept. 29 that Jamie Hein, who’s white, violated the Ohio Civil Rights Act by posting the sign at a pool at the duplex where the teenage girl was visiting her parents. The parents filed a discrimination charge with the commission and moved out of the duplex in the racially diverse city to “avoid subjecting their family to further humiliating treatment,” the commission said in a release announcing its finding.
An investigation revealed that Hein in May posted on the gated entrance to the pool an iron sign that stated “Public Swimming Pool, White Only,” the commission statement said.
Several witnesses confirmed that the sign was posted, and the landlord indicated that she posted it because the girl used hair chemicals that would make the pool “cloudy,” according to the commission.
What century are we in again?
This story is just another sign that racism has never and will never die in this country. It amazes me the level of ignorance people choose to live by daily. So, the landlord was trying to avoid the teenager clouding the pool with her juices and berry hair products? But don’t other races use hairspray and hair gel also? I guess those are chemical free?
I hope that whatever judge views her appeal laughs in her face and makes her wear a jheri curl for 6 months as punishment. I bet she’ll get an appreciation for what it takes to maintain a black woman’s hair.
The irony with this entire story is that most black women don’t like to swim or use a swimming cap to avoid getting their hair damaged from the chemicals in the pool.
Boy, they should have never let Columbus ‘discover’ America! And yes, I’m fully aware that Columbus simply landed somewhere that already housed a population of people known as Indians and forced them out of their land. I wonder if he put up a sign ‘No Indians Allowed’ once he was all settled in!