Asking “Where Are You From?” Results In $60,000 Housing Discrimination Award

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A Boston, Mass. rental agent was recently hit with an over $60,000 discrimination penalty for simply asking a prospective tenant the question "where are you from?" The answer was Venezuela but the applicant was "insulted" that the question was asked and filed a complaint with the Boston Fair Housing Commission. Read on to find out what happened next.

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