The Dept. of Justice sues Fred & Donald Trump for discrimination

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The Dept. of Justice sues Fred and Donald Trump for refusing to rent apartments to black people. The case was referred to the Justice Department by the New York City Commission on Human Rights.

The Department of Justice, charging discrimination against blacks in apartment rentals, brought suit in Federal Court in Brooklyn yesterday against the Trump Management Corporation, a major owner and manager of real estate here.

The corporation, which owns and rents more than 14,000 apartments in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, was accused of violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968 in its operation of 39 buildings. Most are in Coney Island, Brooklyn, and in Jamaica Estates and Forest Hills, Queens.

The New York Times,

Donald Trump calls on his new mentor Roy Cohn to help with the case.


Photograph: Dennis Caruso/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images


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