August 28, 2016

How the Trump family used to treat blacks

NY Daily News- The Trump family business, which included the Donald and was led by his father, Fred, went to shameful lengths to prevent blacks from renting apartments in the early 1970s, according to a New York Times story.

Trump employees were instructed to attach a letter “c” — for colored — to any rental applications submitted by black apartment seekers.

After one perfectly qualified black woman dropped off an application, Fred Trump himself instructed an employee to ignore it.

“I asked him what to do and he says, ‘Take the application and put it in a drawer and leave it there,’” former rental agent Stanley Leibowitz told The Times. The racial discrimination allegations led to a Justice Department suit that ultimately forced the Trumps to change the way they advertised their apartments.

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