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(From McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.)
Byline: Michelle Cole
The tour is called "Fasten Your Seat Belts ... It's Been Bumpy Ride," which is ironic because the Blue Star bus that carried 30 passengers around Portland on Saturday didn't have any seat belts. But there were jolting moments in an itinerary designed to show some of the highlights -- or lowlights -- in the city's history of discrimination.
First stop: A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. outside the Oregon Convention Center. In 1968, shortly after King's assassination, Congress passed the landmark Fair Housing Act. But a recent investigation by The Oregonian found decisions by local …