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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
I wonder if a white person wearing a hijab would be acceptable ...?...On a slightly more serious note i really do not see this as a big deal.....people are free to feel anyway they want if this person wants a colored flatmate why should they not be able too ?...This just looks to me to be another attempt to fire up some faux outrage .....
Seeking roommates, must be white, blonde hair, blue eyes, approximately 5'7", 36-24-34 and like the smell of chloroform. Please apply in person to white van parked behind sorority houses.
The Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) introduced meaningful federal enforcement mechanisms. It outlawed:
Refusal to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin in the terms, conditions or privilege of the sale or rental of a dwelling.
Advertising the sale or rental of a dwelling indicating preference of discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin.
Coercing, threatening, intimidating, or interfering with a person's enjoyment or exercise of housing rights based on discriminatory reasons or retaliating against a person or organization that aids or encourages the exercise or enjoyment of fair housing rights.
Fair Housing Act
"Our people are being killed. Every which way, through every which angle. Our people are being killed. Our housing arrangements are not racist. They are not exclusive. We are simply fighting to exist and we are fighting to exist in whatever way we can."