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Old 07-22-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I was having an interesting chat with my Dad about this earlier.

Prop 14 (from 1964): California Proposition 14 (1964) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So in 1963, CA passed the Rumford Fair Housing Act. Basically is said you can't discriminate over race, gender and sexual orientation in housing. That sounds great right?

Well apparently, the California Real Estate Association did not like this idea, so they sponsored a Proposition to overturn this act with Proposition 14 in 1964.

This law did not get overturned until 1974. So until 1974 it was perfectly legal to discriminate against people in terms of housing. So basically the my parents moved to CA was the first year black people could actually live in any neighborhood.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:40 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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none of this matters because minority communities were already getting red lined by the late 1960s. dig deeper and look at the local Racail housing Covenants from back in the day. that will tell you which communities got redlined later on.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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none of this matters because minority communities were already getting red lined by the late 1960s. dig deeper and look at the local Racail housing Covenants from back in the day. that will tell you which communities got redlined later on.
That too. Between redlining and legal discrimination, people wonder why things are screwed up.

Redlining in the 60s makes since since discrimination was still completely legal.


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Old 07-22-2013, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Prop 14 was declared unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court in 1966, and affirmed by the SCOTUS in 1967, so it was null and void already. Prop 7 formally repealed Prop 14 in 1974.

But if folks want to discriminate/exclude, they'll find a way around laws, often informally.

San Leandro? It was the Bay Area's "sundown town", with the city government, real estate companies, and local stores all working to keep it white, well into the early 1970s. Brian Copeland, a radio personality, in his book and one-man play, Not A Genuine Black Man, talks about his experiences of being one of the first black families to move into lily-white San Leandro in the early 1970s, and it was quite daunting.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: NoVA
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Interesting. ^^I'll have to take a look at that book.

It wasn't until I took an interest in Southern history that I understood how discrimination played out in different ways here in CA or how recently some laws were in the books. I definitely had a skewed view of how progressive CA was compared to other states as I was growing up. I certainly didn’t learn about redlining or how “urban renewal” took place in cities like SF or the history behind how Marin City or Bayview-HP came to be until fairly recently.
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