Housing discrimination, caught on tape…

Watch as a black man and a white man go undercover to expose real-estate agents who give preferential treatment based on race.  This short, simple video shows how discrimination can happen without any shouting, any name-calling, or any reason otherwise to know that it has occurred: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0zmL62C2GE

Instead of a “Keep Out” sign, housing discrimination usually comes hidden behind a friendly smile and a handshake. Maybe you’re told that you’ll get a call back about your moving into an apartment or buying a home (because the law covers rentals AND sales), but you just don’t get that call.  Ever.  Or perhaps you’ve been clearly told that a home is unavailable to you, yet you learn that it’s actually still being advertised or listed.  Or somebody suggests “another neighborhood” where you and your family might be more “comfortable.”

Nowadays, people who discriminate are often very nice and cordial when they do it, but that’s because they don’t want you to realize that it happened.  If you could easily tell that you faced discrimination, you’d be far more likely to report it or tell your friends or otherwise make an issue of it all.  But whether you only have a sense or a hunch that something wasn’t right, or instead you were openly treated rudely and you have a mountain of evidence, call us and let us know, either way.  That’s the only way to make it end.

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