panic peddling

panic peddling

The illegal practice of inducing people in a neighborhood to sell their homes because of fears that minorities are,or will be,buying homes there.
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CUB's petition asks the ICC to determine whether ComEd customers truly face any threat to reliability or if the company's claims are merely panic peddling.
The GAPA approached the Leadership Council in 1996 suspecting possible racial steering and panic peddling.