And how did that fair housing thing turn out? I mean, people not having the ability to sell or rent their property to who they believe is acceptable? It destroyed countless neighborhoods.While it is fair to say that a handful of Republicans took leading roles in the civil rights measures of 1964, even though they had far fewer seats, and thus less power, at the time. The GOP, in general, never warmed up to civil rights, the large Republican vote totals for the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act were not replicated in other key civil rights battles, such as an earlier one relating to fair employment practices in 1949 and 1950 and a subsequent one on fair housing in 1966.
I'm a landlord and trust me, I'm disabled from renting to a suspicious person if they qualify for an apartment. I know they are going to be trouble. I can tell by the way they talk, their attitude, their inability to keep their kids under control. Yet, even if I know they are going to be a problem, by law, I have to rent to them.
Of course, because I'm white, I can refuse a white applicant for the same reasons I listed above. But you can't do that with minorities.
The housing crash did the same thing really. Home owners knew they were selling their homes to problem minorities, yet, there was little they could do about it. If they could come up with the home loan, you have to sell your house to them regardless of your concerns.