Real estate

Language in a real estate deed, with two shafts of light highlighting racist language banning Black Americans from owning a piece of property.

States grapple with racist language in real estate deeds

BY: - November 16, 2023

This story was originally published on Stateline. Lisa Boccetti is horrified by the restrictive covenant that is in the deed to her 1950s ranch house in Raleigh, North Carolina: It states that the land cannot be sold or occupied by Black people. The property “shall not be sold to negroes or to any person or persons […]