Nation: The Price of Prejudice

No one can measure the massive psychological damage America's blacks suffer from all the varieties of discrimination that they encounter daily. But now the courts are finding a way to put a price on some of the more blatant forms of bigotry. The Massachusetts Supreme Court upheld a $250 award for humiliation and mental suffering to a Worcester black who was refused an apartment because of his race. In a similar case decided last week, the Rev. William Gray, minister of a Baptist church in Montclair, N.J., won $500 for "psychological trauma" —...

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