Don't Ban Cooking Odors or Warn Ethnic Residents Against Them

Beware of telling ethnic prospects or residents not to cook certain foods with exotic or unpleasant odors. Experts say that there's a common misconception among even well-meaning site managers that people from certain countries cook foods that give off objectionable odors. Sometimes, it's true that certain ethnic dishes give off odors that some might consider unpleasant. But stereotyping is not only ignorant, it can lead to a fair housing disaster if you warn such people about cooking certain types of foods.

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