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  • Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case

    Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case
    Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent.
  • Discrimination is discrimination even if it's not intentional

    In an ideal America, it might be appropriate for the law to concern itself only with racial discrimination that is overt, conscious and deliberate. In the real America of entrenched racial inequality, Congress and the courts rightly have recognized that...

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s Fair Housing legacy must be protected

    In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march through the streets of Chicago to protest the housing segregation which plagued that city and many others throughout the nation. Less than two years later, Dr. King was assassinated, but not before he...

    Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be about to chip away at  another 1960s-era civil rights law. At issue is the Fair Housing Act of 1968, passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The law makes it illegal to refuse to...

    Allentown police chief: Ferguson isn't Selma

    Allentown police chief: Ferguson isn't Selma
    Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald has heard the comparisons between last year's protests over the killing of an unarmed black man by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the 1965 marches from Selma, Ala., that were so integral to that era's civil...