Seattle’s history of housing segregation remains apparent today

Take a look at the deed record for most of the thousands of properties in many Emerald City neighborhoods, particularly those north of the Ship Canal. This (or something similar) is what you’ll still find:  No property in said plat shall at any time be directly or indirectly sold conveyed or leased in whole or in part to any person or persons not of the White race.  That the language remains present in thousands of deeds records carries no weight legally. The constitutionality of those restrictions – at least from a property ownership standpoint – was settled four decades ago.    Read the article……………


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