HUD Study Details Discrimination Against Blacks and Other Minorities

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Impact of Racial Perceptions

The study found that minorities whose ethnicity is more readily identifiable experienced more discrimination than those who may be mistaken for whites. "Specifically, Black and Asian renters whose race is readily identifiable based on name and speech are significantly more likely to be denied an appointment than minorities perceived to be white," researchers said. (Photo: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post/Getty Images)