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On this Day....1968 - President Johnson signed a the 1968 Housing Act (459 hits)

President Johnson signed a the 1968 Housing Act which outlawed discrimination in the sale, rental or leasing of housing.

This bill also made it a crime to interfere with civil rights workers and to cross state lines to incite a riot.

The modern era of hate-crime legislation began in 1968 with the passage of federal statute, 18 U.S. 245, part of the Civil Rights Act which made it illegal to "by force or by threat of force, injure, intimidate, or interfere with anyone who is engaged in six specified protected activities, by reason of their race, color, religion, or national origin."

However,

"The prosecution of such crimes must be certified by the U.S. attorney general.".
Posted By: robert powell
Monday, April 10th 2017 at 8:24PM
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As part of this important Financial Victory, Social Victory, hate-crime legislation was BEGUN

------- NEVER would have imagined that by 2018 this still has not been just dropped-or needed;

HOUSING/BUSINESS Freedom is as American As Apple Pie or American Women in College....


Monday, May 14th 2018 at 8:15AM
robert powell
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