Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin
Ohio wasn't segregated? Then why was the Ohio Civil Rights Act of 1959 passed? Why was the 1965 Ohio Fair Housing Act needed?
A quick googling says the "Ohio Civil Rights Act of 1959" was an employment (anti) discrimination law and the Fair Housing Act was, I assume, a housing anti-discrimination law. Both of those prohibit discrimination by private individuals and businesses. Just because they passed those laws doesn't mean the state was segregated before they were passed. It doesn't even necessarily mean the discrimination they prohibited was legal before they were passed.
Though, like I said, I guess you can loosen up the definition of segregation from laws to a de facto situation until you can include Ohio and Alabama in the same category. That's the idea behind the redlining shtick, isn't it?