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Study Shows Racial Discrimination Persists on All Levels of Houston’s Housing Market

Real estate agents, mortgage lenders and appraisers all play a role in housing inequality, the study by a Rice scholar finds.


Elizabeth Korver-Glenn spent a year researching in Houston for a study on racial discrimination in the urban housing market.


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Houston is considered the most racially diverse city in the United States. But unfortunately, that doesn't mean there is no discrimination of minorities.

Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of New Mexico and a scholar at Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, recently published a study that shows racial discrimination persists in Houston's urban housing market.

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