Re: Highest Family Median Incomes
Since it seems my example with Household isn't entirely getting across, and since GFisher has been exacting enough to bring up the correct legal term, I'll give an example of "disparate impact" and how it relates to racism/discrimination.
Let's suppose that a business, for no practical reason, decides to hire only people with a full head of hair. This would potentially represent defacto discrimination against two classes of people: men, who go bald much more often than women, and older men, who go bald more often than younger men. It doesn't matter if the business intended to discriminate or not; their hiring practices have a disparate impact on older men, and could therefore be considered discriminatory. One could conceivably make a similar case with the ironically named Household and their love of homeowners. I'm not familiar with the suit against FNM, but I'm assuming it's along these same lines.
Sassy, what I meant when I said the thread was getting out of hand was that it was veering completely off topic. Everyone's been civil enough; it's just that this discussion was going in a direction other than what the board is intended for, that's all.
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