Something to See

Well, I think you should look at this.

I think it’s important for you to know that racism and discrimination doesn’t just exist in the south, although you wouldn’t know that by watching main stream media.

Mainstream media loves to promote the myth that everyone who lives in the south is Bull Connor and everyone who lives in the north is Robert Gould Shaw (Glory).

Of course, you know that’s true, but it’s always nice to have some proof.

Trident Mortgage operates in the Philadelphia area. Trident Mortgage was accused of red lining. Redlining means that you don’t give loans to poor people, particularly poor black people in neighborhoods that are somewhat rundown.

Trident Mortgage also happens to be a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, yes, that Berkshire Hathaway that is run by Warren Buffett and Charles Munger.

Here are some of the tidbits that mainstream media didn’t talk about.

Trident – Complaint 2021 11 05

Racist or Discriminatory Emails and Photos Exchanged by Trident’s Lending Staff

52. From at least 2016 through 2018, Trident loan officers sent and received emails via their Trident email accounts containing racial slurs and racist content, some of which indicated an intention to avoid lending in majority-minority neighborhoods.

53. In several instances, loan officers or other Trident employees referred to properties in majority-minority areas as being in the “ghetto.” For example:

  1. A Trident mortgage loan officer emailed a Trident online lead coordinator regarding a consumer seeking prequalification, stating: “This one is in the ghetto. pass [sic] it along to ian. HAHAHAHAHHA kidding.”
  2. A Trident mortgage loan officer sent an email discussing a comparable property that was used in an appraisal, stating: “This comps [sic] street is like a ghetto and he knows it and if he doesn’t that’s even worse.”
  3. A Trident senior loan officer emailed another loan officer, stating: “talked to [agent]…. He said to stay away from sears street, its [sic] upper ghetto blocked off bad area just a heads up.”

54. On another occasion, a Trident assistant loan officer received a racist email entitled “Being White, reminder” from a Fox & Roach employee. The Trident employee forwarded that email to several others. Among other things, the email stated:

  1. “Proud to be White;”
  2. “You call me ‘White boy’, ‘Cracker’, ‘Honkey’, ‘Whitey’, ‘Caveman’… And that’s OK… But when I call you Nigger, Kike, Towel head, Sandnigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink… You call me a racist.”
  3. “You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.”
  4. “There is nothing improper about this email… But let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on. I sadly don’t think many will.”

55. On another occasion, a Fox & Roach real estate agent forwarded an email to a Trident loan officer, entitled: “YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE IN THE HOOD.” The Trident loan officer forwarded the message to several others. The email contained several racist images and racial slurs, including:

a. A picture of a wheelbarrow filled with watermelons with a sign on the wheelbarrow that said, “Apply for a Credit Card Free Watermelon.”
b. A picture purporting to show a liquor store sign with the message “SORRY— CLOSED A NIGGER ROBBED US… AGAIN.”

56. On another occasion, a Fox & Roach real estate agent forwarded an email to a Trident loan officer and a Trident assistant loan officer with a subject line, “Quick Hide Kit For Illegals.” The email contained a video entitled, “Wetback-Quick Hide.” The video depicted a man hiding himself in an expandable metal tube.

57. In 2019, Trident lending staff circulated a photo via email showing Trident’s Senior Vice President and General Sales Manager, whose responsibilities included hiring and overseeing loan officers, posing with others in front of a Confederate flag. Upon learning of this photo, Trident took no disciplinary action against this Senior Vice President or the lending employees who circulated the photo.

These excerpts come from the following court document:

Now, isn’t it only fair that Warren Buffett and Charles Munger be brought before the apology police given that everyone else who utters a slur has to walk the same gauntlet?

Of course, Warren Buffett and Charles Munger are Ivy League graduates and media darlings. That’s why main stream media doesn’t talk about it.

That’s precisely why I am posting it here.

Of course, racism in the north is no surprise to those of us who have lived in both north and the south. Those of us who have lived in both places also know full well that racism is far more virulent in the north. What you see here at Trident Mortgage is the real deal. This is the world I grew up in. This is what people in the north are indoctrinated to on a daily basis.

When I was a boy the word “digger” was used every day of the week. We grew up repeating rhymes like: “Eeny, meeny, minie, moe, catch a digger by the toe.”

My stepfather had so many names for black people, I was astounded.

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