Are people okay with housing discrimination if it doesn’t directly affect them? Or, going one step further, if it benefits them?
YouTube comedy duo the Lie Guys explore this matter in a telling, five-minute video. The pair set up their experiment by offering up a cheap apartment rental on Craigslist. In a series of Skype interviews, they then ask four potential tenants — two white and two Latino — if they’d be fine moving into the attractively priced $400 room in Hollywood, Calif. under the following rules: “No cats, no dogs, no black people” and “just make sure that you take your shoes off when you walk in” (Italics added for emphasis).
This symbolizes a much bigger problem