Fair Housing Act

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Civil Rights Groups Sue Ben Carson, HUD for Suspending Anti-Discrimination Fair Housing Rule

“With the rule suspended, our tax dollars will continue to be used, in effect, to underwrite continuing segregation, lack of housing choice, and unequal opportunity throughout our country.”

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Ben Carson Tapped to Lead Department of Housing and Urban Development

Donald Trump’s announcement of Carson’s nomination comes three weeks after reports that Carson did not feel experienced enough to run a federal department.

Report: Facebook Makes it Easy for Advertisers to Discriminate

Nonprofit journalism site ProPublica reveals that the social media site lets advertisers exclude users by “ethnic affinity.”

Let's Not Forget Northern Racism—the Kind That Almost Gutted Fair Housing

All eyes are on Dylann Roof, Charleston and other Southern cities where the Confederate battle flag flies. But, as a landmark Supreme Court case proved this morning, the threat of bureaucratic, Northern-style racism is just as critical.

Melissa Harris-Perry: "Be Very Afraid" of Race Case Before Supreme Court

Housing has always been ground zero in battles to dismantle segregation in the United States.

The Race Case Before the Roberts' Supreme Court

Decision could affect everything from predatory lending to whether children attend segregated schools

For the Supreme Court, New Term Means Renewed Attacks on Civil Rights Legislation

Brace yourself.

Report: Government Abandoned Integration of Housing For Decades

The Fair Housing Act has been largely ignored for 40 years, according to a new investigation.