Hi all, I live in a mostly-black neighborhood, in a condonimium complex with an HOA. There are assigned parking spaces. There have been problems with people parking in my space. Apparently this is a problem all over the complex, it's not just me. So one of my new neighbors (who just moved in), parked in my space without asking. I came back from an appointment, and his car was there in my parking spot. I asked him nicely to not park there any more. His reaction was instant annoyance and defensiveness. He said angrily that he had only been there for a short time. I repeated again, nicely, that I would appreciate it if he would not park there. It ended there, but of course now this man gives me the silent treatment. Why? Because I'm white and he's black? Am I not allowed to even defend the property that is part of what I'm renting? I was assertive, but I was respectful. If I had a problem with black people, I would have known to not even consider moving here. He didn't even have to apologize, though it would have been nice. What I would have wished for was just that he didn't take it so personally.