The prohibition of people of color from owning homes is still in play in a wealthy El Dorado Hills neighborhood in California.
An inhabitant of Lakehills Estates has voiced his concern about the racist rule, which prevents ‘non whites’ to own a home in the neighborhood. The rule was abolished twenty years ago, but some neighborhoods still enforce it.
The rule reads: “No person except those of the white Caucasian race shall use, occupy or reside upon any residential lot or plot, in this subdivision, except when employed as a servant or domestic in the household of a White Caucasian tenant or owner.”The homeowner’s association has not eliminated this rule, even though it is now illegal to have such restrictions. Homeowner Cameron Foster found the 1959 clause in the agreement and conditions of the home he just moved into.
“We had just moved in and our realtor told us that the CC&R had a racial clause that said you couldn’t live here unless you were Caucasian,” Foster tells reporters in the news clip. “I just don’t think in this day and age that’s how things should be. And I just want to set that stage for the world that my kids are going to grow up I,” he said.
Foster is preparing to put the situation to a vote after collecting the signatures of all 300 inhabitants in the neighborhood. This is quite shocking, even though this rule was banned by the Government two decades ago, it still exists. Can you imagine that the state of Mississippi only submitted the required documentation to ratify the 13th Amendment 3 years ago? So then, racism was officially abolished in the state on February 7, 2013.
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