It would be difficult to exaggerate the role of credit in today's society. But for the availability of credit, it would be impossible for most Americans to obtain an education, purchase a car, own a home, or start a business. Because of the increasing popularity of credit cards, credit is relied on daily in consumer transactions. Yet a number of persons have been unable to obtain credit, not because of an inability to repay, but because of their membership in a particular class.
Judith B. Henry,
Equal Credit Opportunity Act Amendments of 1976,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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