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Racial discrimination in housing persists despite growing minority populations

By Antonia Brogna

“In the 1980s, my dad… he wanted to move his family out to Long Island,” Wasim Ahmad said. “He was being steered towards Freeport and Uniondale and so on and so forth, but he wanted to live in Merrick. It wasn’t until he got his white Jewish friend to do the asking that the houses he was shown was changed.”