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Originally posted by conspiracy nut
reply to post by poedxsoldiervet
its called the fair housing act. it is illegal to refuse sale to someone based on ethnicity/race. this law was put into place because of the racist laws prohibiting blacks from living in certain neighborhoods thus confining them to the ghettos, sound familiar? let me give you some hints, nazi germany, yugoslavia etc etc.
Originally posted by elevatedone
My question is, should the law be changed? It's your home, shouldn't you be allowed to choose who you sell it to?
Originally posted by LadySkadi
Fair Housing Act in effect here. If the sellers did not wish to sell to the black couple, they should not have accepted the offer. Accepting the offer, than recinding it creates this issue (not whether it is true or not) but provides opportunity to now take this to court. Which, incidently, is also a right.
[edit on 12-8-2010 by LadySkadi]