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Resource ID: #16537
Subject: Discrimination
Date: April 11, 2000; April 13, 2000


A investigation of, a company that promises to deliver books, music, and videos "from the Internet to your door in under an hour," reveals that "in the cities it serves, the company does not offer delivery to many neighborhoods with concentrations of black residents." claims that the company only looks at Internet usage when deciding what areas to serve, but it has been unwilling to turn over this data. Civil Rights experts claim that is engaging in "redlining" a discriminatory practice once used by insurance companies and banks prior to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Following the publication of its piece, reports that two Washington D.C. residents and a Washington D.C. based advocacy group have filed a class action lawsuit against for discrimination.

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