Interracial couple evicted from RV park: ‘You didn’t tell me you was married to no black man’
It’s still the 1950’s in parts of America.
Gene Baker told The Clarion-Ledger that he asked Erica Flores Dunahoo and her African-American husband, Stanley Hoskins, to leave his RV park in Tupelo because “the neighbors were giving me such a problem.”
Dunahoo, who is Native American and Hispanic, explained to the paper that she and her husband moved into the RV Park in February to save money and get their life “back on track.”
“He was real nice,” she said of Baker. “He invited me to church and gave me a hug. I bragged on him to my family.”
Dunahoo said that she paid $275 in rent on Feb. 28, but Baker called the next day with bad news.
“Hey, you didn’t tell me you was married to no black man,” Dunahoo recalled Baker saying. “Oh, it’s a big problem with the members of my church, my community and my mother-in-law… They don’t allow that black and white shacking.