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Tidbits - November 13, 2014

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Federal Judge Guts The Nationwide Ban On Housing Discrimination

Ian Millhiser ThinkProgress
A federal district court judge, in a recent ruling that could well presage a similar decision by the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority, disallowed the use of one of the primary tools for proving housing discrimination. If allowed to stand, the ruling would devastate the ability of fair housing advocates to prove discrimination by a realtor, landlord or lender.

The Making of Ferguson

By Richard Rothstein The American Prospect
Long before the shooting of Michael Brown, official racial-isolation policies primed Ferguson for this summer’s events.
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