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Apartment Sign Reminds Black Residents To Keep Noise Down (Photo)

| by Lisa Fogarty
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Residents living in an apartment complex in Irvine, California, say a sign was put up in the elevator to remind residents to stop making so much noise — but it specifically called out African-American residents, telling them to keep their voices and the volume of their music down between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.

A Twitter user named lenubienne reportedly posted this image from her apartment complex. She followed up with a second post, a video of the sign, and the caption, "This is what it means to be black in Irvine. Generalizations," reports Jezebel. 

The fliers were placed in two different elevators at the Toscana Apartment Homes, which are run by property management company Equity Residential, reports CBS Los Angeles. A representative from the company says it had nothing to do with the signs and posted the following message on Twitter: "Equity did not create or post this flier. We are outraged by its content and are actively investigating its source."

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In a statement, company representatives added: "The flier is a fake. It did not come from any employee of Equity Residential. They are disturbed by the content and currently investigating this." There are no cameras in the elevators, he added.

The Irvine Police Department is also reportedly investigating the incident. 

Sources: Twitter, Jezebel, CBS Los Angeles

Photo Credit: Jezebel