From Pine View Farm

Living History 3

The racism is never far from the surface, is it?

A white Ohio landlord is calling on a state civil rights commission to reconsider its ruling that she discriminated against a black girl when she posted a “White Only” sign at the pool of one of her Cincinnati properties.

“I’m not a bad person,” Jamie Hein told ABC News Thursday. “I don’t have any problem with race at all. It’s a historical sign.”

A relative of a tenant, who has since moved in reaction, visited the pool. Then the sign went up.

I think that’s enough history.


I have known a number of good persons who think of themselves as bad, or, at least, as not good enough.

I have never known bad persons who thought of themselves as bad persons.



  1. Bill

    December 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Isn’t that amazing – overt racism alive and well far north of the Mason-Dixon Line.  I never would have imagined…

  2. Frank

    December 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    For all practical purpose, southern Ohio is northern Kentucky.

  3. Bill

    December 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Kind of like Pontiac, Michigan and South Boston, Mass…