"I'm a racist, a follower of Salvini and you do not rent the house because you're a southern". This is what Deborah Prencipe, a young woman from Foggia, a city of 150,000 inhabitants, capital of the homonymous province, in the Apulia region, the southern Italy , has had to listen to when he intended to rent an apartment in the province of Milan to be near his girlfriend. He found it in Malvaglio, a fraction of municipal Robeccheto with Induno, the people of the province of Milan to 4,850 inhabitants. But his adventure was frustrated by be a southern name that the owner of the floor he reiterated with a tone insulting.
The story reported in a post on Facebook Laura Ortolani , wedding of Deborah: "Has this happened: my girlfriend decides to transfer to my village in the province of Milan. Looking for a rental home, finds it and loves it. Agree with the owner of the house, a young woman, for which the contract enters into force in October. Fifteen days before the start of the contract the girl sends you a message telling you that the start of the contract was postponed for one month, and you make excuses incredible. Then, in another message, he says he no longer the rent because they prefer to sell it. My partner responds to you telling him that doesn't seem right to change the cards on the table at the last minute. Then steps the mother, which gets in contact with my partner. Why not rent the house is because my partner is a native of Foggia. And the lady Patrizia, of Malvaglio, considered that in your home those in the south must not enter. Attached message and audio of the lady who confirms it all."
Phrases difficult to imagine today
The recording of Whatsapp with the words of the lady Patrizia has no waste. The owner of the house, pronounced it, with a firm tone and derogatory, phrases difficult to imagine today: "For me, the southern are southern, also in the 4.000, not only in 2000. For me those in the south, blacks and gypsies are the same. I am racist to one hundred percent. What you think does not interest me at all." "It is not a switzerland, is a southern –adds the owner Patrizia–. It is written in the identity card, is not a State secret. I have known it sooner. If only I had known before, would have stopped my daughter."
Deborah retorting that denounce publicly what has happened. But Patrizia is not only despises the initiative of Deborah, but he explains with pride his political sympathies: "Write also that the lady is a follower of Salvini, the Capitano. Type at large: "here is what we are able to make the League". Say even that I am a liguista passionate, because Salvini from the beginning it was against all southern".Climate of hate and racism
The allegations of Deborah and her friend Laura have become immediately viral, with a great repercussion in all the Italian media. The author of the post in Facebook has announced that it will act legally against the owner of the apartment, "with the hope that this case does not happen to others."
Deborah, with studies of "Communication and Society" at the university of Milan, writes on Facebook that will surely "Matteo Salvini, it will dissociate from all of this, because for him, today, the distinction between southern and northern no longer exists".
Salvini, very active in social networks, it remains silent for the moment. But in many ways it is recalled that the leader of the League, extremist, and xenophobic, has created this climate further dividing Italian society. The writer and journalist Alan Friedman, in a book entitled "This is not Italy", in bookstores from September 9, says: "I Hope that ends forever the time of an Italy that is ill-tempered, vulgar, racist, full of hate and fear that Salvini has promoted during his activity in the government. The italians need a period to heal the wounds."Updated Date: 13 September 2019, 22:00