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Stockton Homebuyer Finds Clause Blocking People of Color from Living in Neighborhood



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A couple who found their dream home in Stockton, California, were shocked by a racist clause hidden within its documents preventing anyone from living or purchasing the house unless they’re “wholly of the white Caucasian race.”
Esai Manzo, who identifies as Hispanic, told KTXL-TV Sacramento, it’s “crazy to think that now in 2019, to read over a document that we had to agree to these terms.”
The racist clause in question was tucked away in a document outlining covenants, conditions and restrictions and dates back to 1947—one year before the Supreme Court ruled racially restrictive covenants were invalid.

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