UK Asylum Seekers Say Red Doors Mark Them For Discrimination
Asylum seekers in the U.K. town of Middlesbrough say they're being targeted for discrimination thanks to the color of their door.By Matt Picht | January 20, 2016
Asylum seekers in one U.K. town claim they're living something out of a Stones lyric: They see a red door, and they want it painted literally any other color.
"I've been victimized because of the painted color on my door," asylum seeker Abdul Albashir told the BBC.
A report from British newspaper The Times accuses the northern U.K. town of Middlesbrough of singling out asylum seekers for abuse by housing them behind a bright red door. The Times doesn't mince words; "apartheid" and "Nazi Germany" show up in the first few lines of the article.