'Completely racist': Rental ad posted online offers discount to 'local white Canadians'
The individual who posted the ad sadly did nothing illegal, but their xenophobia is disgusting.It also says 'Discount for local white Canadians’.
CTV News called the number on the ad and was told it was posted to find a roommate, preferring people from North America because they are nicer, more responsible, and respectful.
When asked why give a discount to North Americans, he said, “It's just my personal preference. That's all."
If they really want to filter roommates based on skin colour, then ask for references, let the person visit the flat, and simply don't follow up with candidates you're not interested in.
Now that this individual has made a complete fool of themself, there will likely be social pressure to let in a non-Caucasian roommate, and certainly will be judged harshly if they select a "white roommate".