Tell Wall Street to Stop Discriminatory Lending Practices

Tell Wall Street to Stop Discriminatory Lending Practices


About the Petition

Under a landmark discrimination lawsuit, Morgan Stanley is being accused of violating the Fair Housing Act by pushing high-risk mortgage loans on African Americans. Individuals in low and middle-income communities in Detroit were especially vulnerable to this kind of activity. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, handicap, or national origin. 

Morgan Stanley and other Wall Street banks used discriminatory lending practices leading up to the housing crisis of 2008. These banks gave communities of African Americans an overwhelming amount of predatory loans — loans that come with outrageous terms and conditions — usually associated with unfair and deceptive lending practices.

Stand with the ACLU: demand all Wall Street banks that implemented discriminatory lending practices are held accountable!

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