Research uncovers racist history of property deeds

2021-11-18

Millions of old property deeds still contain covenants barring certain groups of people from living in or owning homes -- a product of redlining and racist zoning practices -- even though the covenants have been unenforceable since 1948, according to an investigation by a group of news organizations. Removing or amending the offending language can be a laborious and bureaucratic process.

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