Cal. Bills Seeks to Cleanse Racist Language from Records

l-3houses1Racially restrictive covenants are agreements within property deeds that bar owners from selling to certain groups of people, usually according to race.  Such restrictions have been struck down by the Supreme Court and banned by Congress, but they still lurk in property records nationwide.  A new California bill would require counties to purge such language from their property record systems, but counties argue the cost would be too high.

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