French estate agents found bowing to owners' racial prejudice


In a test of 136 home rental agencies in France, the association SOS Racisme, whose members pretended to have property to rent, found that close to half agreed to apply racial criteria for choosing tenants.

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Monday is International Day for the Elimination of Racism. To mark the date, the French action group SOS Racisme tested 136 home rental agencies and discovered that nearly half of them continue to accept property owners' demands for a discriminatory policy in the allocation of rental contracts, reports Radio France Internationale.