A racist listing on a Calgary website has shocked locals
A racist listing on a Calgary website has shocked locals and inspired numerous responses on Craigslist.
The home, listed on CalgaryFinder.com, said the owners will sell to a "white buyer" only. The ad also stated the home was in a "highly rated white community" and promised a backyard that wouldn't have "coloured people peeking" through.
"That is absolutely unacceptable and it's not the way Calgarians think and it's not the way Canadians think. Ward 6 is a very diverse community," said Area Alderman Joe Connelly.
The ad led to an influx of posts to the rants and raves sections of Craigslist.
"Shame on you, Calgary," wrote one respondent.
Nancy Steiner, a spokesperson for CalgaryFinder.com, said the listing was legitimate and paid for and that their policy is not to censor ads.
"It's our policy not to censor our ads, however if any ad is deemed unlawful it is removed promptly," she said.