5 Signs of Housing Discrimination: Simplified Ignorance

Housing discrimination, in short, is discrimination of certain groups of people as it pertains to housing. Think job discrimination, but with real estate.

6 Signs of Housing Discrimination

1: Unfairness and unequal treatment of tenants.

Example: Black tenants are not allowed to pay rent late, but white tenants are.

2: Falsely denying a property is available for sale or rent.

Example: Retail Lady: “Oh no, this apartment complex is full, but there’s another nice one on the other side of town!”

3: Unwillingness to rent to different groups of people.

Example: “I don’t rent to black people. They’re loud and lower the property value.”

4: Refusal to accommodate the disabled.

“I don’t care if you’re blind and he helps you, no dogs period. My rules.”

5: Ending a tenancy for prejudice reasons.

“We’ve been getting complaints from the neighbors. You have to go.” (Or some other suspiciously¬†contrived reason.)

What can be done?

If you believe you’ve been discriminated against you can contact the U.s Department of Housing and Urban Development and make a claim. This claim must be made within a year of said discriminatory act happening.

Phone number:

  • 1 (800) 333-4636

Website:

Other things to note:

  • Landlords must give you a written, 30 day notice if they’re going to raise the rent. If you’re in a lease, a landlord may not raise the rent unless the lease agreement allowed this.
  • Landlords rejecting you on the basis of low or unstable income, past evictions (unless those were due to discrimination), and credit history is not housing discrimination.

There is a video we have created on this which will be released in the next few days along with the re-launch of our Youtube channel. This video will answer much more questions concerning housing and the powers of tenants and their landlords.

750-1900 Centuries of Greatness, The West African Kingdoms by Philip Koslow

Centuries of Greatness, is a great book to start off with, for those who do not know much about Ghana’s ancient history or West Africa’s ancient past as a collective. ¬†You will learn immensely on the politics, economics, education, diverse ethnic groups, advancement in technology and more, from reading this book written by Philip Koslow. It will also dispel many myths on how sexuality was viewed, in addition to spiritual and religious beliefs.

For example, as Ibn Battuta traveled throughout Mali; he marveled at the beauty of the women who were treated with great respect and did not follow the Muslim practice of covering their faces in the presence of men. He also noted that the people of Mali were very free in sexual matters, with married men and women often having “companions” outside the family. He wrote:

A man may go into his house and find his wife entertaining her “companian”, but he takes no objection to it. One day at Walata I went into the qadi’s house. . . and found him with a young woman of remarkable beauty. When I saw her I was shocked and turned to go out, but she laughed at me, instead of being overcome with shame, and qadi said to me “Why are you going out? She is my companion.” I was amazed at their conduct, for he was a theologian and a pilgrim to boot. I was told that he had asked the sultan’s permission to make the pilgrimage [to Mecca] that year with his “companion” (whether this one or not I cannot say) but the sultan would not grant it.

Disclaimer; every culture with in Africa wasn’t exactly the same. Some had stricter codes or guidelines towards sexual activity, but usually in most of the cultures; people weren’t killed for their personal beliefs and attitudes towards the subject.

Government

Upper classes in society converted to Islam while lower classes often continued to follow traditional religions. Sermons emphasized obedience to the king. Timbuktu was the educational capital. Sonni Ali established a system of government under the royal court, later to be expanded by Askia Muhammad, which appointed governors and mayors to preside over local tributary states, situated around the Niger valley. Local chiefs were still granted authority over their respective domains as long as they did not undermine Songhai policy.

Tax was imposed onto peripheral chiefdoms and provinces to ensure the dominance of Songhai, and in return these provinces were given almost complete autonomy. Songhai rulers only intervened in the affairs of these neighboring states when a situation became volatile; usually an isolated incident. Each town was represented by government officials, holding positions and responsibilities similar to today’s central bureaucrats.

Under Askia Muhammad, the Empire saw increased centralization. He encouraged learning in Timbuktu by rewarding its professors with larger pensions as an incentive. He also established an order of precedence and protocol and was noted as a noble man who gave back generously to the poor. Under his policies, Muhammad brought much stability to Songhai.

Military

The number and frequency of conquests in the late 13th century and throughout the 14th century indicate the Kolonkan mansas inherited and or developed a capable military. Sundjata is credited with at least the initial organization of the Manding war machine. However, it went through radical changes before reaching the legendary proportions proclaimed by its subjects. Thanks to steady tax revenue and stable government beginning in the last quarter of the 13th century, the Mali Empire was able to project its power throughout its own extensive domain and beyond.

The Mali Empire maintained a semi-professional, full-time army in order to defend its borders. The entire nation was mobilized with each clan obligated to provide a quota of fighting age men. These men had to be freemen and appear with their own arms. Contemporary historians present during the height and decline of the Mali Empire consistently record its army at 100,000 with 10,000 of that number being made up of cavalry. With the help of the river clans, this army could be deployed throughout the realm on short notice.

http://www.timemaps.com/civilization/African-kingdoms

Statism and The 5 Steps to Tyranny

Statism: The Most Dangerous Religion (feat. Larken Rose)

Shout-out to my associate Tinka for sharing this to me, and this is one of the steps to Tyranny.

5 Steps To Tyranny; How Ordinary People Can Behave In Inhuman Ways?


Step 1: “Us” and “Them “Create a distinction

between the good decent people who are our the basis for our good

lives, and the vial pests who threaten our way of lives. We want them
gone.

Step 2: Obey Orders
Create a society where authority is obeyed.
This obeying of authority for the majority of the people is second
nature. This has been done in many societies since childhood.

Step 3: Do harm to “Them”
Have people do harm to this other group
even when against it may be against their better judgement using a
combination of Step 1 and Step 2 to create a situation where this
begins. This has been proven possible to happen by an experiment of
Stanley Milgram’s when he got volunteers to believe they were
electrocuting someone else. No electrocution happened and was simulated
but was to see if the volunteer would do it. And 2/3 of 900 American
volunteers (who knew nothing of the nature of the experiment) went up to
450 volts which was the maximum.

Step 4: “Stand up” or “Stand by”
This is the most crucial part,
and… can be summed up by the words with the words “All that is
necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund
Burke & Leo Tolstoy
This is often pointed towards the rise of
Hitler and only if people were to stand up in numbers, it wouldn’t have
happened. Though seemingly small, it is the most important part.

Step 5: Exterminate
With the combination of the previous 4 steps a
tyrannical regime has been created and all that is needed is to aim it
and hope for the “benefits” to be reaped.

Thomas Hamilton; Creator of Anglo-African

Thomas Hamilton

Anglo-African (3/1860)

His quote is from Mr. Hamilton’s speech, March 3rd 1860 in New York City.

The two great political parties separate at an angle of two roads, that they may meet eventually at the same goals. They both entertain the same ideas, and both carry the same burdens. They differ only in regard to the way they shall go, and the method of procedure. . . The Democratic party would make the white man the master and the black man the slave, and have them Republican party. . . though with larger professions for humanity, is by far its more dangerous enemy. Under the guise of humanity, they do and say many things-as, for example, they oppose re-opening of the slave-trade. . .They oppose the progress of slavery in the territories, and would cry humanity to the world; but. . .their opposition to slavery means opposition to the black man-nothing else. Where it is clearly in their power to do anything for the oppressed colored man, why then they are too nice, too conservative, to do it. . .
We have no hope from either [of the] political parties. We must rely on ourselves, the righteousness of our cause, and the advance of just sentiments among the great masses of the people.

Here you can read the January issue of Anglo-African:

https://archive.org/stream/angloafricanmaga1860wool#page/n0/mode/2up

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