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    “Racism And Bigots Are Real”: Wendell Pierce Reveals His Housing Application Was Denied As There Are Still People Who Want To ‘Destroy Life’s Journey For Black Folks’

    American actor and businessman Wendell Pierce opened up about facing racism while applying for housing applications. The Hollywood star took to social media to share his experience about the situation. It is sad to see that racism is still very much alive even in the 21st century. Pierce wanted to talk about a situation that a lot of people face in America even today. 

    Wendell Pierce rose to fame with character acting before landing the role of Detective Bunk Moreland in the acclaimed HBO drama series ‘The Wire’. The actor is currently starring in many more series and movies as well.

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    Wendell Pierce Faces Racism

    Wendell Pierce
    Wendell Pierce

    The 60-year-old actor shared on X how he was the victim of racism and bigotry while applying for housing in New York. It is very shocking that a Hollywood star also has to face such situations. “Even with my proof of employment, bank statements and real estate holdings, a white apartment owner DENIED my application to rent the apartment… Harlem, of all places,” Pierce wrote on X. 

    Racism and bigots are real. There are those who will do anything to destroy life’s journey for Black folks. When you deny our personal experiences, you are as vile and despicable,” Wendell Pierce added. The ‘Suits‘ actor alleged that he gave proof of employment in several projects but was still denied housing. 

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    Wendell Pierce Wants To Raise Awareness About Racism And Bigotry

    Wendell Pierce in The Wire
    Wendell Pierce in ‘The Wire’

    Not only his personal experience, Wendell Pierce is also trying to raise awareness about the situation. He also shared a Wall Street Journal story link. The story is regarding an appeals court that rejected Atlanta-based investment firm Fearless Fund from running a grant program for Black women.

    While I appreciate the response to my own personal experience of discrimination in housing, I only mentioned it as an example of the insidious nature of bigotry,” Pierce wrote. “This court decision is profoundly more disturbing and injurious. CALL TO ACTION.” Pierce has been vocal about racism and bigotry that the community faces almost every day. 

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    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu is an entertainment author at FirstCuriosity. With prior experience working at various celebrity blogs, she takes pride in being a know-it-all when it comes to pop culture. Being a student of medicine, Grey's Anatomy is Nilova's 'comfort watch'. A massive fan of Robert Downey Jr, whenever she is not reading up on the latest celebrity scoop on Instagram and Twitter, Nilova's busy buring her head in storybooks, playing with her pet cats or bingeing on the latest Netflix release.


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