A Supreme Court decision last month made clear that housing discrimination continues to be a serious civil rights issue.

In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that even unintentional housing discrimination still violates the Fair Housing Act. Home owners or renters, it said,  can legally challenge government or private housing policies without having to show evidence that the alleged discriminatory action was done intentionally. …read more

Source: The Lowdown

California Redlining Maps: Blueprints of Modern Neighborhood Segregation [Interactives] 16 July,2015Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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