Residents tell owner ‘we will leave if black man moves in’

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A black family in Coventry has complained to the local authority that a place in a residential home was denied on racial grounds. The family of Clifton Golding, 76, says he was denied a place at privately run Cordelia Court. Mr Golding’s daughter Connie said her father had experienced prejudice when he first came to England and now being denied a place at Cordelia Court had been quite upsetting for the whole family. “He’s worked all his life and he’s certainly put enough into the system to be treated with equality, respect and dignity,” Ms Golding said. Home owner Ken Grasby denied that he had racially discriminated against Mr Golding, saying he had felt obliged to warn the family that five of the residents had threatened to leave if Mr Golding moved in. “There were several residents who were said they were appalled at him moving in,” Mr Grasby said. “One particular lady was extremely bigoted and in the end I had to walk away from the group. I was so annoyed I was speechless. “I have spoken to them and said i

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