It’s appalling that in this day and age people are still so quick to jump to conclusions simply based on the colour of someone’s skin. If a person has had a negative interaction with one person, and chooses to make a snap judgement about everyone who shares that person’s ethnicity or culture, is that not tarring everyone with the same brush? Or if a person has grown up being told not to like/trust a group of people solely based on where they are from, and then goes on to pass that mindset on to others, is that not narrow-minded? Surely they’re only strengthening the mindset that it’s acceptable to behave like this and be prejudiced against people for no solid reason?
Quite frankly, it’s disgusting. As someone who was born and raised in West London; such blatant racism should have no place in London’s in this day and age. There are few places I’ve travelled to around the world that are as diverse, multicultural, or (generally) welcoming as London is. The fact that Notting Hill Carnival (which started off as a celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture and a show of cultural unity; and has now become the biggest street festival in Europe) has been going on right in the heart of West London for over 40 years goes to show what the area is truly like.
That’s why it saddens me to read that just a couple of towns away, letting agents like A to Z Property Services or National Estate Agents genuinely think it is acceptable to stop people finding a place to live just because of prejudices they (or landlords) have. Safe to say I’d never bother stepping foot in either.
What are your thoughts? Feel free to post below.