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Mississippi RV Park Rejects Interracial Couple; Husband Is Veteran

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By    |   Tuesday, 05 Apr 2016 07:44 AM

A Mississippi RV park reportedly evicted an interracial couple in February, prompting widespread criticism and an ongoing NAACP investigation.

Erica Flores Dunahoo, who is Hispanic and Native American, told The Clarion-Ledger that the incident was the first time that she and her husband, Stanley Hoskins, who is African-American, have faced such discrimination.

"Nobody’s given us dirty looks. This is our first time," she said.

Gene Baker, the owner of the Tupelo RV park, confirmed to the newspaper that he asked the couple to leave because "the neighbors were giving me such a problem."

Dunahoo said Baker was nice when she delivered her check for the month, giving her a hug and inviting her to church. She explained that he later called her to address the interracial relationship.

"Oh, it’s a big problem with the members of my church, my community and my mother-in-law," she quoted him as saying. "They don’t allow that black and white shacking."

Baker told The Clarion-Ledger that he didn’t have a problem with an interracial couple and that his church would allow them to attend, but that "the best thing you can do is what the neighbors want to do."

Dunahoo reported the incident to the NAACP, which is investigating, according to the newspaper. The couple, who have two children, were moved to another RV park, where they will pay $50 a month more.

Hoskins is a sergeant in the National Guard.

Twitter users reacted passionately to the incident.











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