A Michigan veteran’s “no foreigners” sign alongisde the one advertising his house for sale in his yard violates anti-discrimiation laws, say Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials.
The sign in front of James Prater’s home in Mason says “Terms No foreigners Iraq vet” next to “For Sale by Owner,” a column in the Lansing State Journal said, The Associated Press reported.
Department spokeswoman Vicki Levengood said the sign violates the federal Fair Housing Act that prohibits “any notice, statement or advertisement” in real estate transactions that discriminates based on national origin. Levengood said the sign also violates Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, which provides similar protections.
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Prater said he’s had his house for sale for about a month with no price tag, but that he has had no offers. He’s had several