50 Years After MLK's Death, Housing Segregation Persists

Law360 (April 3, 2018, 4:31 PM EDT) -- April 1968 was a momentous time for the cause of fair housing. Decades of systematic discrimination by government at every level, financial institutions and real estate brokers and developers had led to near-apartheid levels of residential segregation. The previous summer had seen an outbreak of rioting in many of America's cities. A government report on the violence warned bluntly that "Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal." The report, by the so-called Kerner Commission, recommended federal fair housing legislation as one way to remedy the situation.

A civil rights law regarding housing was next...

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