The $9 million study, based on research in 28 metropolitan areas, including the Chicago area, concluded that blatant forms of discrimination are on the decline but that the discrimination that does exist is harder to detect, and as a result, correct, writes the Chicago Tribune.

Compared with white homebuyers, blacks who inquire about homes listed for sale are made aware of about 17% fewer homes and are shown 18% fewer units. Asians are told about 15% fewer units and are shown 19% fewer properties. Researchers are unsure why Hispanic buyers were treated better than other minority groups.