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Janai Nelson Discusses the History of Housing Discrimination on The Takeaway

Monday, August 29, 2016

Janai Nelson Discusses the History of Housing Discrimination on The Takeaway

A History of Housing Discrimination, From the 1960s to Donald Trump

The Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968 to address housing discrimination and segregation. While it prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion, and national origin, residential segregation continues to be a cornerstone of America's racial division today. Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, explains. 

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