When Housing Ads Discriminate

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It’s 2017, and we’d never see a “Whites Only” ad for an apartment…Right?? Think again. Illegal practices have gotten more difficult to detect, but they still exist (in housing, employment, education, public accommodations, in private and public life). Earlier this month, social justice advocates raised concerns with two real estate advertisements, and rightly so. Rather than describe the features of the house, the company attempted to paint a picture of the neighborhood by reference to religion, race, and ethnicity. Were … Read More