Going backwards on housing bias

Editorial calling out the North Carolina legislature for wanting to eliminate the local housing rules.
Editorial (North Carolina)

Editorial Board of Charlotte Observer
June 27, 2015
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Tags: Housing: Discrimination, Minorities: Racial/Ethnic, U.S. Supreme Court

Organizations mentioned/involved: Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy (formerly Legal Services of Southern Piedmont) (North Carolina), Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC)


Kill the commission, and those facing housing discrimination will face longer delays, waiting for federal officials. As Ken Schorr, head of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, told the editorial board, “it is a peculiar view of the state’s responsibilities to pass control back to the federal government.”

Especially considering Republican leaders’ resistance to national leadership on other matters, such as health care reform.

“I’m stunned,” Schorr said.

So are we.