Speak out against unfair housing

Perspective: Victims of discrimination deserve a louder voice

Fifteen years ago a then-next-door-neighbor of mine told me he intended to put his house on the market, but he wanted to assure me that he would make sure no one in a certain racial group, which he clearly identified with a derogatory epithet, would move into our neighborhood. I was so stunned by his remark and the casual, but kind of whispery tone in which he delivered it, that I kept silent even though I should have told him I was offended by what he had said.