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The criminal court of Nanterre, a suburb of Paris, recently found a major provider of social housing guilty of ethnic profiling. (Un bailleur HLM condamné pour fichage ethnique [A Social Housing Provider Found Guilty of Keeping Files on Ethnicity], LE MONDE (May 2, 2014).) This decision is the result of an investigation that started in 2005, after a man named Frédéric Tieboyou filed a complaint alleging that he was turned down for social housing because he was of African descent. (Id.). Social housing in France refers to publicly subsidized low-rent housing, which is allocated to low-income families or individuals...

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