Civil Rights: A Modest Milestone

After a bitter twelve-day floor fight, the House last week produced a fair-housing bill that gave the Johnson Administration several slices less than half a loaf. The President wanted a law that would forbid racial discrimination in the sale or rental of all housing in the U.S. The House balked at such a sweeping measure. It voted to exempt individual owners who make no more than two sales a year and landlords who rent buildings with no more than four units and live on the premises. The bill thus covers 23 million of...

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