1968 Fair Housing Act Research Paper

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The individuals who were being victimized the most and the lack of justice the 1968 Fair Housing Act did were new to me. As stated in the ninth chapter, middle-class African-Americans were the ones being victimized by mob actions. In my mind, every African-American was being victimized. I did not take into consideration that only a select few African-Americans were able to have the opportunity to move into white neighborhoods. These African-Americans could afford the housing since they often had higher occupational and social status than their white counterparts. Correspondingly, the 1968 Fair Housing Act, made racially defined violence a federal crime. The goal of this act was to provide equal housing opportunities to African-Americans and
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