ACLU: “Crime-Free” Housing Ordinances Are “Tools of Racial Segregation”

Wanting to live in a crime-free neighborhood is racist and discriminatory against black people, according to the ACLU.

BREAKING: Today, we settled a lawsuit with the city of Faribault, Minnesota, over its unconstitutional and discriminatory housing rental ordinance.

“Crime-free” housing ordinances are tools of racial segregation, pure and simple.

— ACLU (@ACLU) June 15, 2022


As part of the settlement, the Faribault City Council will be overhauling its Crime-Free housing program.
The program encouraged landlords to bar housing applicants with any criminal record and allowed police to order evictions without due process.

— ACLU (@ACLU) June 15, 2022


These policies disproportionately hurt Black Minnesotans, who are more likely to be targeted by police and develop a criminal record due to systemic racism in the criminal legal system.
No one deserves to lose their home because of where they come from or what they look like.

— ACLU (@ACLU) June 15, 2022


The settlement with @ACLUMN sends a clear message: discriminatory housing policies will not be tolerated.

— ACLU (@ACLU) June 15, 2022

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The entire hood came out to beat this white man and they stole his car. Leftists be like 'stop profiling people'.

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