Civil Rights Act of 1968 By: Christabel Ezumah

The civil rights act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, states that it is unlawful to deny any person of dwelling properties, bank loans, participation of real estate, and house inspections based on ones religion, race, national origin, or the color of a person's skin.
There is no exception to deny any person the right to a house based on the color, religion, or race of any person. If the act is not obeyed by any real estate agencies or people, consequences can result in fines of the company or person, shutting down a company, or even being put in jail.
The NCAAP was involved in the enforcing the civil rights act of 1968. The group pushed the fair housing act toward the supreme court. Even before this act, the NCAAP had a major influence on the supreme courts due to have being there a number of times for other civil rights movements.

Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. (1968) was the Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that any person denied the right to purchase land or property were unconstitutional. The petitioner, a black man named Joseph Lee Jones, attempted to purchase a home from the salesmen in St. Louis County, Missouri. Jones was refused because of his race. He sued in district court but was denied the money. When Jones went to the Supreme Court, they ruled Congress had the right to ban racial discrimination in the sale of rental of real estate.This case led up to the fair housing act.

Civil Rights Act of 1968

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