Supreme Court: Discrimination includes policies that have ‘disparate impact’ on minorities

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that businesses and government can be held liable for violating the Fair Housing Act even if they didn’t intentionally discriminate against minorities.

In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that policies that have a disparate impact on minorities constitute housing discrimination. In the case in question, Inclusive Communities Project Inc. accused the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs of continuing segregated housing patterns by allocating too many low-income… …read more