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Many UCLA students sublet apartments in the summer. By advertising to specific genders via Facebook pages for students, however, they are violating fair housing laws. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

William Bleveans: Students’ gender-specific subletting advertisements violate fair housing acts

Although Facebook, Inc., has received its fair share of scrutiny recently, the behavior of UCLA students on the platform demands attention as well. Around the end of every school year, dozens of UCLA students post in a Facebook page titled “UCLA Sublets/Apartments” to sublease their apartments to their peers staying in Westwood for the summer. Read more...

Photo: Many UCLA students sublet apartments in the summer. By advertising to specific genders via Facebook pages for students, however, they are violating fair housing laws. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Many UCLA students sublet apartments in the summer. By advertising to specific genders via Facebook pages for students, however, they are violating fair housing laws. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)