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The Tumultuous Beginnings of The Fair Housing Act

Reaching back in time to when Nixon was in charge and a guy name George Romney (father of Mitt) was secretary of HUD is this interesting slice of racial housing policy from the past. ProPublica has the goods on what happened when the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968 and the various presidents on both sides of the aisle who have tried to block its implementation by either doling out or withholding the grants meant for underserved communities. Spoiler alert: Nixon really doesn't come out looking so good. But it is worth reading for all the twists and turns in one of the biggest pieces of civil rights legislation in the country's history.

· Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law [ProPublica]