Are The Attached Facts An Example Of Racism?

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    Richard Berryman owns a six story apartment building with 24 apartments. He refuses to rent to a Black family named Portman consisting of Mr. & Mrs. Portman and their 10 year old son.
     
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  2. Beth Gallagher

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    If he is refusing to rent to them because of their race, then he is racist. If he is refusing to rent to them because they have poor credit, are unemployed, etc., then he's a good businessman. If all the apartments are currently occupied, he is not racist but simply has no vacancies. If his property is adults only, he is refusing them based on the child.

    You need to provide more details if you want a serious answer.
     
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    The point I was trying to make is that many people who hear that the Black family was not accepted as tenents might call the land lord a Racist Without knowing all the facts. and why would it be their business to know all the facts?
     
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    Any one that would make a judgement based on that amount of information probably would score extremely low on an IQ test. Having a valid opinion hinges on facts. If you want to express that opinion you need to have more than "cause thats what I think" in your quiver
     
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    It didn't appear that you were making any point at all. Your post was a question.
     
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    The “who, what, when, where and sometimes why” are indeed missing from the query including what race the landlord is.
    Fill in the blanks Lon, and no question even be asked.
     
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