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Lawsuit alleges discrimination by condo association

Board president reportedly made racist remarks

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A Florida fair housing center is suing a condo association in the state after alleged racist and anti-Jewish statements by the association's president and the alleged discriminatory rejection of a prospective resident. The Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, and the prospective buyer of a High Point condo, Elois G. Thomas, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the High Point of Delray Beach Condominium Association, Section 1, and the association's president and vice president. The association's president, Charles Jordan, allegedly told Dunia Keldani, a Realtor representing the seller of a condo unit, that he would not accept Thomas' application because of her skin color. After viewing a copy of Thomas' driver's license photo, Jordan allegedly told Keldani, "she's black, and I will not accept this application because we will not have any black people moving here," the lawsuit states. Also, Jordan allegedly told Keldani t...