B’nai B’rith ADL Maps Fight on Racial and Religious Discrimination in Housing
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B’nai B’rith ADL Maps Fight on Racial and Religious Discrimination in Housing

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A three-point program of action against racial and religious discrimination in housing is being undertaken on a nationwide front by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.

The campaign, intended to stimulate public opinion against the segregation of minority groups and to erase racial and religious restrictive convenants in real estate deeds and leases, was outlined here today by Justice Meier Steinbrink of the New York State Supreme Court, national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League. It includes:

1. Use of legal action, wherever possible, to test in court the League’s contention that restrictive convenants and other discriminatory techniques in housing violate constitutional guarantees. 2. Support of legislation–federal, state and ?unicipal–designed to outlaw discriminatory agreements and practices. 3. Introduction of an adult educational program on the community, or “grass roots,” level to acquaint the public with the evils of discrimination in housing and to mobilize the inherent fair play of the American people.

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