Wendell Pierce Alleges Racism After Being Denied An Apartment

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Wendell Pierce speaks out after allegedly being a victim of racism while looking for an apartment in Harlem. 

According to reports, the actor was looking to secure an apartment in Harlem, however, he went on X (formerly known as Twitter) to reveal that his application was denied by a white apartment owner. “For those of you who don’t understand my righteous anger; I’m on 2 TV series, ELSBETH and RAISING KANAN. I’m filming SUPERMAN. Two years ago, I finished the fourth season of JACK RYAN.” 

He continued, “Last year, I finished a run on Broadway in DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Even with my proof of employment, bank statements and real estate holdings, a white apartment owner DENIED my application to rent the apartment… in Harlem, of all places. Racism and bigots are real. There are those who will do anything to destroy life’s journey for Black folks. When you deny our personal experiences you are as vile and despicable.”

Pierce went on to say, “While I appreciate the response to my own personal experience of discrimination in housing, I only mentioned it as an example of the insidious nature of bigotry. This court decision is profoundly more disturbing and injurious. CALL TO ACTION.” 


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