LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is suing a La Crosse apartment complex and its manager, alleging racial discrimination.

The lawsuit alleges that the manager of Geneva Terrace Apartments told prospective African-American renters that apartments were not available while telling prospective white renters that apartments were available.

The complaint alleges that in 2009 and 2010, manager Nicolai Quinn told an African-American couple interested in renting an apartment in Geneva Terrace that no apartments were available — even though the complex had posted a sign advertising vacancies. The couple asked a white friend to contact the complex, and Quinn allegedly told the white friend he had apartments available.

Ron Stadler, a Milwaukee attorney for Geneva Terrace and Quinn, denies the allegations and says the defendants welcome the opportunity to clear their names.

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Comments (8)
  1. JMJ says:

    There are always 2 sides to every story……. Was it really race or did this couple show up all icky looking. Also why would you want to rent from someone who wouldn’t rent to you because of your race? The fact that this issue is being brought up to the media without more facts says to me that this is just another person using the race card.

  2. TL the alligator says:

    ….just another posturing for the eventual attempt at a money grab……if you show up with front gold teeth…..a big chain around your neck with a big tattoo on your neck……..or your pants hanging low…..or improper english…..or offensive attitude….or mo fo this mo fo that…….or innappropriate dress for the occasion or any other reason to make somebody think you are a degenerate you MAY be turned down….and it has NOTHING to do with race…..let the facts speak for themselves.

  3. Bart says says:

    I heard he turned down a white crack ho that was puss faced and scrathing hereself when she showed up with Harry to fill out an app. Harry dropped his stash when he fumbled for a pen in his pocket …. poor meth head he is
    They white, he turned them down. That discrimination too I wonder???

  4. Kevin says:

    Why turn them down? There is no black crime issues in MN! There is no unemployment issues…..gang issues…..welfare issues….or single parent issues! STOP PICKING ON THE BLACKS!!!

    1. True says:

      I gotta agree with Kevin. Our local white population are the model citizens here. All ya need to do is read and watch and that is apparent. They have never yet committed a single crime.
      GO WHITE

    2. Richard in Minneapolis says:

      Hey Kevin, LaCrosse is in Wisconsin.

  5. blackie says:

    do like this black man did buy your own then you can rent to them and play the race card just like them


    Just because someone has GOLD TEETH doesnt make them a DEGENERATE or UNEDUCATED. It makes them who THEY WANT TO BE. People live their life before we ALL DIE, TURN “BLACK” AND ARE PUT IN THE GROUND. JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED. TEETH have nothing to do with the capabilities of the brain, the hands, the feet and everything in between. If you are so caught up in what’s in somebody’s mouth, maybe your need to be stricken BLIND… Then it wouldn’t matter, now would it?

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