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Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race
     (, Nov. 28, 2016) -- Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers.
     That’s basically what Facebook is doing nowadays.
     The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls “Ethnic Affinities.” Ads that exclude people based on race, gender and other sensitive factors are prohibited by federal law in housing and employment. ProPublica

Philly’s Assessment of Fair Housing Report: What you need to know
     (Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 28, 2016) -- The City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Housing Authority dropped a doozy of a report yesterday afternoon regarding its assessment of fair housing. In a staggering 758 pages, the report is a collection of a wealth of data and community input that takes a deep dive into the city’s fair housing issues, including whether one’s home offers access to opportunity, in the city.
     Because there are 758 pages (and maps. So many maps.) to pour over, we answered some questions you might have and broke down some key findings from the report. Curbed Philadelphia

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