1999-06-11 / Letters

This Tenant Needs Help

Dear Editor:

I am writing to you about a case of reverse discrimination. This is being perpetrated by the management of Wavecrest Gardens, particularly by one Mr. Mark Goldfarb.

My family and I are the only white family left on my terrace. The subject of the discrimination is my daughter Gina. She has been wrongfully accused of defacing the walls with acts of vandalism. This writing on the walls was bout her. Now why would she write on the walls something about herself? I do not understand that!

When this took place Gina was not even at home. My husband and I should know as we were out on a family outing with Gina. When we went to talk to Mr. Goldfarb, he said to us, and I quote, "I do not want to listen to you. Get out of my office.", and Mr. Goldfarb said in front of a witness, "If you want to stay here in Wavecrest Gardens get rid of your daughter Gina!" The nerve, the audacity of Mr. Goldfarb to even say that!

You might ask why do we think this is a case of reverse discrimination. I will tell you why. Gina stands out because she is the only white girl here. Where as everyone else on this terrace is either Spanish or black.

We have had on many days had to call security for ourselves as boys would yell and make noise in our hallways. Nothing is ever done to them and their families. But they are saying Gina is running through the halls and screaming and etc. Doing all the same as these boys were doing. They are picking her out only!

This is a clear case of reverse discrimination. Mr. Goldfarb has now served us with an eviction notice and has tried to give us two weeks to get out.

The thing is that Mr. Goldfarb is trying his very best to get rid of families here. The families that are on Section 8. We happen to be one f the last few families left that are on Section 8. My family and I have been living here for over 21 years now. Within all these years, no one has even had a complaint about us.

My family and I need your help please! I do not like to beg, but I am at my wits end and I do not want to see my family sleeping on the street.

I even found a place to move and when they called Mr. Goldfarb for a reference he bad mouthed us, saying we are no good and that we will destroy the place. He is slandering our good name. We have never been late with our rent. We even have swept the halls and eased the floors as the porters here forget to clean our building’s halls.

If there is anything you can do I would very much appreciate it.

 

MARILYN HOYT

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