Community activists filed a protest Tuesday against State Farm Insurance Cos.' bid for a thrift charter, accusing the insurance giant of discrimination.

In a seven-page letter sent to Treasury Department and Office of Thrift Supervision leaders, three community groups-the Greenlining Institute, the Organization for a New Equality, and the Twenty-First Century Partnership- said they "are prepared to prove that State Farm is a redliner and engages in subtle discriminatory practices."

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