"Some Real Estate Agents Discriminate Against Black Home Buyers" - Lyn Bixby, et. al. - Hartford Courant

"Some Real Estate Agents Discriminate Against Black Home Buyers" - Lyn Bixby, et. al. - Hartford Courant

by: Lyn Bixby, Vada Crosby, Brant Houston, Jeffrey Williams, Larry Williams, Leah Segal | publication date: May 21, 1989 | Publication: Hartford Courant | journal issue: 21 May 1989 | pages: A1, A14-16

". . . reporters who tested 15 real estate agencies in the Hartford area for compliance with state and federal fair housing laws, which require equal treatment and opportunity in selling and renting housing. "The Courant found extensive evidence of discrimination, measured by differents in how the testers were treated, and racial steering . . . "

The Hartford Courant's 1989 investigation into discriminatory real estate practices in the State of Connecticut by having reporters pose as prospective home buyers. Soon after, the paper's own ombudsman took issue with the deceptive techniques reporters had used to gain information.

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