Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: Language barrier

Editor:

Driving through South Surrey a few days ago, I saw a small homemade sign in front of a house.

It had several Chinese characters and a phone number – nothing else.

I took a picture and when I returned home I checked Google’s language translator.

The translation? “For Rent.”

In other words, the landlord was specifically advertising for a certain segment of the population.

Can someone please explain how is this not racial prejudice?

Ian Hynds, White Rock

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Ascending to the peak at The Summit Residences
 
Finding your perfect home at Morgan Crossing
 
Spring break skate in South Surrey
Richest 10 per cent hold more than half of wealth in B.C.
 
Hart House to join Burnaby Business Hall of Fame
 
Agassiz Harrison Business Excellence Awards nomination deadline draws near
A sunny day at the market in the historic heart of Surrey
 
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan to speak at Surrey Board of Trade environmental and business awards
 
Court denies Burnaby interim injunction to stop pipeline work

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.