Hi BobbiG. Didn't think anyone noticed I was gone. Thanks for the welcome.Blackheart! It's about time you showed your face in here again. I've missed you :) And how's the book coming along?
Book? What book?
Oh, you mean the one I'm writing! Yeah. Finished it, and started another, but having trouble getting out of the gate with it. The whole thing is Crystal clear in my mind, but can't get past page ten without screwing something up. I'll figure it out, sooner or later.
Housing: When I was living in Los Angeles, there were large apartments in the Pico-Union district that were reasonably priced. Went all over the district, applying for and getting rejected. A spanish woman, who watched me go from complex to complex, finally leaned out her window and shouted 'You won't get a place here! You're Indio!' I walked over and stood under her window and asked what that had to do with anything. She said that the owners were from Mexico and south america, and they had instructed the managers to only rent to spanish speaking people.
In 1995, The Los Angeles Times did a story on it, and the housing authority sent letters to the whole area, telling them that discrimination was against the law, and if it continued, they'd be fined and worse.
Don't know that it helped or not.