Minorities Exploited by Warren Buffett’s Mobile-Home Empire

Originally published December 26, 2015 at 8:00 am | Updated December 29, 2015 at 4:15 pm
By Mike Baker, Daniel Wagner


GALLUP, N.M. — After a few years living with her sister, Rose Mary Zunie, 59, was ready to move into a place of her own.

So, on an arid Saturday morning this past summer, the sisters piled into a friend’s pickup truck and headed for a mobile-home sales lot here just outside the impoverished Navajo reservation.

The women — one in a long, colorful tribal skirt, another wearing turquoise jewelry, a traditional talisman against evil — were steered to a salesman who spoke Navajo, just like the voice on the store’s radio ads. . . .