Black Residents Told To Be Quiet: Flier In Apartment Elevator Reminds African-American Dwellers To Keep It Down [Photo]


There’s one flier that is certainly causing lots of buzz in the online world today. A flier with the title “Resident Noise Levels” has been reposted everywhere from Yahoo to Instagram and beyond because of the way it admonishes African-American residents specifically to keep their noise levels down.

According to Yahoo News, Instagram user teyent_theequeenb posted the original photo along with a description asking God to give her strength to finish school in Irvine, California, where African-American residents make up 1.7 percent of the community.

“We have been receiving multiple complaints throughout the complex about noise levels after 10:00 p.m. Here is a friendly reminder to reduce the volume of stereos and televisions at night out of respect to fellow residents.”

If the flier — which listed “Toscana Management” at 35 Via Lucca in Irvine, California, as an address — would’ve stopped there, it wouldn’t have gone viral. However, the fact that the apartment flier specifically mentioned black residents is what made it famous.

“We also would like to remind our African-American residents to keep conversation volume down and reduce music levels between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Multiple complaints have been made regarding this issue.”

While the original Instagram user who posted the flier — whose description is listed as “Christ above all | Proverbs 3:5-7 Habesha [heart emoji] Inglewood | UC Irvine” according to Google — has gone private, her original post has been deleted as well.

“Lord give me strength to finish school in Irvine.”

That hasn’t stopped other Instagram users from reposting the original image and calling for a boycott.

According to Equity Residential on Facebook, they are not responsible for posting the racist flier in their apartment elevator warning blacks to be quiet.

“We learned this morning that an offensive flyer was posted referencing our community. The flyer was not created or posted by us. We are outraged by its content and are actively investigating its source. Neither Equity Residential nor Toscana Apartments created or posted this flyer. We are outraged by its content and are actively investigating its source.”

As reported by the Inquisitr, more racially charged controversy erupted recently when Kris Jenner chose not to say the N-word on Instagram in a description where she wrote about Kanye West’s song about Paris. This latest controversy coming out of Toscana Apartments has management scrambling to make the issue right. It has also brought to light a UCI petition from African-American students.

[Image via Instagram]