New Investigation Finds Evidence of Discrimination by Long Island Real Estate Agents

Nicole Rojas
Nov 18, 2019 - 6:00
New Investigation Finds Evidence of Discrimination by Long Island Real Estate Agents

A newly released investigation by Newsdayfound evidence that real estate agents on Long Island, New York were giving unequal treatment to potential home buyers of different races. Newsday conducted 86 matching tests involving two undercover testers of different races but with similar financial profiles and identical terms for homes in the same areas. The three-year investigation revealed Blacks experienced disparate treatment nearly half of the time they enlist real estate agents. Hispanic and Asian buyers also experienced discrimination. According to Newsday, the investigation also discovered that key brokering firms on Long...

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