Winnie Wu, a real estate agent for the Sutton Group West Coast Realty, has received an ugly racist letter. The letter was addressed to Winnie but it is directed at all Asians living in Canada. The anonymous letter uses the words “Ch**ks” and “G**ks” to describe Asians who are buying up property in Vancouver. There is a lot of anti-Asian backlash due to the increase in home prices who some believe is due to Chinese people buying up homes as an investment. Winnie Wu posted this letter on her Facebook page with the caption, “An extremely racist letter I received in the mail. This type of hatred is appalling and should not exist in our community.”
The Letter reads, “Open letter to winnie wu and all other asian realtors in our cities.
Ch**ks and g**ks are not welcome or wanted in our neighborhood. You are a singularly ugly race…your appearance, culture, language, your unbridled greed. You have invaded, infested and defaced vancouver with your presence, systematically spreading uninvited into it’s neighboring cities, including Coquitlam and beyond, like a sea of marauding ants. The citizens who belong here, who were here long before you people pushed your way in, have no use for you. There is hatred beneath the surface. Believe it.. We are merely being ‘politically correct.’ This letter reflects the real opinion of the majority.
We don’t want ’empty’ houses in our neighborhood such as the one on (redacted). Some offshore ch***k probably bought it and has no intention of living in it. You should tell your client that letting a house sit vacant leaves it open to vandalism.”
Damn a lot of anger there. I’m guessing the person who wrote this letter might not have gotten the house that he or she wanted. 😭 Maybe priced out by a Chinese buyer. Amusing how the person goes from having a gripe about real estate to implying Asians as vermin then threatening vandalism. Unfortunately, this is the sad state of Vancouver. There is a shortage of housing there and the “real Vancouverans” a.k.a white people, are really mad because they think the Chinese are taking over Vancouver and inflating home prices. Even the government got in on it by making it harder for foreigners to own homes by slapping higher taxes on homes bought by foreign investors reports the Financial Post.
Winnie Wu received a lot of sympathy and outrage over the racist letter.
But the letter proved correct on one thing. There are a lot of people who agree with the substance of the letter but not the tone. One commenter wrote, “Though the racism is not needed… he’s not wrong in voicing in frustration against greedy filth ruining our economy and housing market. There are families trying to get by here.”
In the comment section, Winnie thanked the people who supported her and said that she has filed a police report. “Thank you everyone for the kind words and support… Canada is better than this… By the way, for those who are concerned, a police report has been filed.”