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Afraid of ‘Afro-American’ teens? Then Rock Springs Apartments is the place for you!

Afraid of ‘Afro-American’ teens? Then Rock Springs Apartments is the place for you!
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by Omar Afra

Our inbox is regularly bombarded with notifications of every happening in this city from every rapper’s new release to heartwarming stories of how Shell donated 18 bux to a kid’s college fund. We are more than desensitized to the absurd and ridiculous coming through every morning. But I got something today that would be comical had it not been true: Rock Springs Apartments at 9000 Town Center Park has sent out letters to all of its residents to report the presence of ” any teenagers or adolescents of the Afro-American race or other suspicious people on the property.” I would have believed this to be some ridiculous claim had the email not included a copy of the letter. The email also claimed that resident Monica Rodriguez has been served a letter stating she must vacate her rental unit ( which was also attached in the email ) as a result of complaining about the overtly racist letter.  Upon calling Rock Springs Apartment I was told that the warning about Afro-American teens was indeed published by the property managers yet was refused information as to why this warning had been made and by whom. I asked the employee whether or not she was of afraid of black teens, whether I should be, and whether the long awaited race war would start at this unassuming apartment complex off of Gessner. Either way, if you are looking for a discerning property that goes above and beyond to keep pesky black teens away, this just may be the right place for you. Give them a call today! 713-776-2385

Who are these 'Afro-Americans'? How big are their Afros?

She may have until January 31 to find a new place but it is gonna be hard to find another quality, hate-mongering apartment complex that caters to the bigot within all of us.

9 Responses to Afraid of ‘Afro-American’ teens? Then Rock Springs Apartments is the place for you!

  1. Hope Sanford January 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    How would Quannel X know anything other than hearsay? Yes, of course the mgmt and owners claimed, after being called out on it, that they did not post the notice, as doing so is not legal. My own info is also hearsay, but from a trusted friend of three years. She had been vocal about the many unjust actions on the part of mgmt against the tenants, many of who have undocumented family members and are afraid to complain. Another tenant alerted her to the notice. She is a fine, honest, upstanding woman who has never lied or manipulated facts in the 3 years we have worked together, and I trust her implicitly. What history does Quannel X have with the manager and/or the apt owners that convinces him that they are speaking truthfully? My personal experience of them is quite the opposite.

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  2. RamonLP4 November 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    The Houston Chronicle had a follow-up story suggesting thatthis notice was a fraud. See: Quanell X says complex not behind racial notice by By Robert Stanton

    In the article Quannel X says, ” I don’t believe the leasing office posted the notices. I think this was an attempt by somebody who has an ax to grind at this property attempting to pull black leadership into a fight that absolutely may not involve us.”

    and the apartment manager writes, “Our notices are always dated and sign[sic]. You should be assured this notice was never posted by our office. It appears someone has successfully fabricated it.”

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  3. Jake November 27, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Seems fake to me. Who wrote this notice? I don’t see any indication that this was produced by the leasing office.

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  4. Joe K. November 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Even though it’s true it shouldn’t be published like that. Some don’t cause trouble, but in that area most do.

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  5. Guns November 21, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I don’t know what difference it means that you have four black teenage sons, but I’ll pass that on to management.” 713-776-2385

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  6. Chris November 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    What if you are an Afro Teen and you report yourself? It just doesn\’t make sense!!!

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  7. Chris November 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    What if you are an Afro Teen and you report yourself? It just doesn’t make sense!!!

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  8. Benny November 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

    That’s sick. Not sure that would go down so well here in Spanish Harlem…

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  9. Brendan November 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

    There’s a protest and press conference today at 11am at the apartment complex. The address is 9000 Town Park Dr. Houston, TX 77036 (there was a typo in the article that said Town Center instead of town Park).

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