Clara Daye, left, with sister Rose Mary Zunie, was told by a Clayton Homes salesperson that the company’s Vanderbilt Mortgage was the only lending option on the Navajo reservation. (Donovan Quintero / Special to The Seattle Times)
Clara Daye and Rose Mary Zunie were told by a Clayton Homes salesperson that the company's Vanderbilt Mortgage was the only lending option on the Navajo reservation. It was a lie, and it was caught on tape. (Donovan Quintero / Special to The Seattle Times)
The Mobile-Home Trap, part 3

Minorities exploited by Warren Buffett’s mobile-home empire

Clayton Homes has used a pattern of deception to help extract billions from poor customers around the country — particularly people of color, who make up a substantial and growing portion of its business. The company is controlled by Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest men.