Oak Park property owners unfairly discriminatory? A comment

Here’s a thought about findings of racial and other discrimination in housing rental in Oak Park, based on this from the findings:

Despite the village’s reputation as “one of the truly integrated communities in the Chicago Metro area,” significant discrimination persists, the study states.

The thought? That being a truly integrated community calls for a certain amount of such discrimination, assuming, as the village board apparently did, that the findings are credible.

Historically, the village faced accusations of unduly “managing” integration in the ’70s, presumably lest “resegregation” be the norm. Consider Maywood.

I feel free to make this observation — admitting that I have not read the report but only about it and being opposed to unfair discrimination — because as a liberal community we are committed to considering all aspects of most issues.

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