HUD Study Details Discrimination Against Blacks and Other Minorities

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Methodology

In the study, researchers used paired testing, one individual white and the other Black, Latino or Asian, where the "testers" posed as equally qualified homeseekers looking for a home or apartment. More than 8,000 tests were conducted in a sample of 28 metropolitan areas, allowing researchers to observe "how often discrimination occurs across housing markets and what form it takes."

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