Tuesday, February 15, 2011

AnnArbor.com worst comment of the day

Housing discrimination is difficult to prove. As a prospective renter, how can you tell if a property manager is just rude, or systematically discriminating against you? That's where the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan comes into play. When they hear reports of potential housing discrimination, they send "testers" to the property to check if there is evidence of systematic discrimination. Sounds like a pretty decent thing to do. Unfortunately, the AnnArbor.com article about the Center is full of comments like the one above. Apparently, investigating allegations of discrimination puts an undue burden on the potential perpetrators.

Remember, folks, "victims" of discrimination are not renters. Blacks, Latinos, and Gays do not rent in Ann Arbor.

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