For Rent: Students From NATO Countries Only

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 12 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

0121080828 (by Mr Ferguson)

If you overlook the fact that this violates the Federal Fair Housing Act1, it’s kinda funny at first.

After a bit more thought, it becomes less funny, especially when you consider the fact that many of the International Students at Mines are from the Middle East, none of whom are part of NATO.

You can examine the advert yourself down at Higher Grounds Cafe.

1 U.S. Code Title 42, Chapter 45, Subchapter 1, Section 3604 (b): “To discriminate against any person in the terms, conditions, or privileges of sale or rental of a dwelling, or in the provision of services or facilities in connection therewith, because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin.”

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2 thoughts on “For Rent: Students From NATO Countries Only”

  1. This isn’t discrimination based on national origin, it is based on a countries membership in an international organization.

    I’ll have to pose this to my HR department and see what they say about it.

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