Busted racist real estate agents of Boston believe #Black Lives Don’t Matter.

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An undercover investigation found that Black people posing as prospective tenants were shown fewer apartments than whites in Greater Boston. The Boston Globe reported When agents received a phone call from Black People they cut off contact people called with names like Lakisha, Tyrone, or Kareem.

The white “testers” in the study posing as would-be renters had no problems. Suffolk University Law School houses the Housing Discrimination Testing Program — which aims to eliminate illegal housing. The study was funded by The Boston Foundation and the Racial Justice Fund.

The story appears in the Boston Globe but there’s a paywall to read the paper online. Here is direct access to the complete study.

official 68-page report about Black renters Link

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