Skip to comments.Glenville apartment complex denies racial discrimination (Cuomo suing to win votes?)
Posted on 07/26/2010 8:37:19 PM PDT by Sun
07/26/2010 3:14 PM By: Beth Wurtmann
GLENVILLE - Tenants of the Shady Lane Apartments stood in support of their management company and a rental agent who are being sued for racial discrimination.
This came after state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued Socha Management and agent Deana Tope on July 6, accusing both of discriminating against minorities and families at the complex.
Over 100 tenants gathered at a rally Monday morning organized by Socha Management. The business says it has a diverse population of tenants, but most appeared to be senior citizens.
In an undercover investigation, Cuomo said black testers applying to rent were either turned away or told to fill out an application and wait. White testers were shown available apartments immediately. The lawsuit also alleges that families were discouraged from renting.
At the rally, Tope said she couldn't possibly discriminate because she is in a biracial marriage to a black man. Tope introduced him and their four children and a stepchild.
Bill Socha, vice president at Socha Management, said he was shocked by the allegations and questioned whether the lawsuit was politically motivated because Cuomo is running for governor.
"These landlords discriminated and they did it on tape," said John Milgrim, a spokesperson for the attorney general.
The office said it has undercover audio recordings of illegal discrimination against minorities and families.
"These are exactly the kind of cases the Attorney General brings and will continue to bring," Milgrim added.
Shady Lane was chosen randomly as one of dozens of housing complexes tested in a year-long investigation.
A.G. Cuomo sues Socha Management and agent Deana Tope, and her tenants including minorities, families, seniors, et al showed up to support them.
But here's the kicker: One of the parties sued by Andrew Cuomo, Deana Tope, said she would not discriminate because she married a Black man, and they had four children. She then introduced her Black husband, and their biracial children, one by one. She seemed to be very hurt and tried to hold back from crying.
You can see it live on this video:
What ever her arguments are, this isn't one, really. I've seen more exceptions than not, to be convinced of this, and from most races, not just any particular one. Standards vary when it comes to someone you love, and bi-racial people are often exceptionally intolerant.
She is not bi-racial; she is white. Her husband is Black. However, they are a bi-racial couple. My best friend is white, and married to a Black man, and neither of them are the least bit intolerant.
I don’t know where you get that from.
She has minorities renting there. That’s a clue.
Anyway, Cuomo set this up, and I can’t help but wonder if it was an excuse to play the race card before the election.
Yes, I was aware of that.
We have plenty of bi-racial couples just like that, here in Australia, and I travel a lot. I’ve seen ‘em all, everywhere.
People have separate standards when it comes to whom they love, in general. Just because someone loves a particular individual who is from a different race, it is not a guarantee that the person won’t harbour racist feelings against other members of the race of the individual he/she loves.
My common sense tells me that a truly prejudiced person would not marry the race they are prejudiced about.
Plus, there are minorities RENTING there.
I know it sounds weird, but such relationships, for the lack of a better word, always exist, even outside of marriage.
Take for example Nixon’s anti-Semitism, while Kissinger, a Jew, was his close confidant.
I think your imagination is running away with you, friend.
Not only is the woman married to a Black man, and they have four children together, but she RENTS to MINORITIES.
A Black woman, who rents from her, stuck up for her, and added that her cousin also lives at the complex. Many minorities, families, people of all ages - all kinds of diversity resides at the complex.
I heard A.G. Andrew Cuomo on Fred Dickers radio show today, and Cuomo said (Im paraphrasing) if anybody has information that $$ for the mosques come from terrorists, he should give him the evidence.
But YET, Cuomo and friends, has a history of setting up business to make it seem as if they are guilty of racism.
So if Cuomo can investigate these innocent businesses, why cant he do his job, and investigate where the $$ to build Ground Zero come from.