Comment of the Day

Reader: White people are discriminated against more than minorities in blue-collar 'hoods

Melanie Asmar's post about a report that found landlord bias against blacks, Latinos and families stirred up a lot of conversation among our readers. Some believed the results, while some doubted them.

This reader falls into the latter category.

Tom Spain writes:

I found that Denver is basically set up to cater to these "poor minorities." I lived in the blue-collar neighborhoods and found that white people are targeted and discriminated against far more often than minorities. Despite the fact that the "minority" neighborhoods I lived in had much higher crime rates. Just saying.

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