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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:16 AM
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Bush's new neighborhood: until 2000, blacks banned - unless they were servants
Nice to know Dear Leader likes to make headlines even as he plans his exit. His new digs are in an exclusive Sundown Town community where the darkies could come in as hired help, but they couldn't live there. His new neighbors are also afraid the beloved Dear Leader will being the anti-Bush riff raff in.

As President Bush prepares to move into his new Dallas home at the end of his term, neighborhood residents worry about having him close by.

..."I am afraid with all the negative press the president has been getting, the whole neighborhood is going to be a target," said the woman, who refused to give her name.

...But the exclusive Dallas community the Bush family will soon join has a troubled history of its own.

Until 2000, the neighborhood association's covenant said only white people were allowed to live there, though an exception was made for servants.

Enacted in 1956, part of the original document reads: "Said property shall be used and occupied by white persons except those shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of different race or nationality in the employ of a tenant."

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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:31 AM
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1. How lovely.
:puke:
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:45 AM
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2. Uh oh! George may not be invited over for tea.
He's going to bring down the property values. Watch for an exodus of present homeowners, especially once they see him dragging in his slime...Cheney, Rove, et al. How does it feel, Georgie?

I'll bet it didn't even take facelifts to get their noses that high up in the air. What a sorry lot they are. True bigots.
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DangerousRhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:52 AM
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3. WOW, that is shameful.
Shocking too... how the hell was that even allowed for so long? *head explosion*
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HelenWheels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:55 AM
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4. Sundown towns
Doing some reading in our UU magazine I recently learned where the term "sundown towns" came from. Seems a WI town (makes me embarrassed I live in WI) put a sign up reading, "n----r, don't let the sun go down on you in this town." This was prior to the Fair Housing Act in the 1960's. We had several of these towns in WI, Appleton being one of them. Edina, MN was another I remember from the article. The author thought he would find a dozen or so of these towns across the nation but found about 500. I live in Wausau, WI and as a child in the 50's we had only one black person in town and he was a chauffeur for a wealthy woman. Now we have a very diverse culture with Hmong, blacks, Vietnamese, etc.
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:55 AM
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5. He should be
going to jail.

I didn't even know there were places that still were white only up until this century. That dumbass, nameless woman probably voted for W... I hope she enjoys having him livin' in da hood.
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:39 AM
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6. I agree
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:46 AM
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9. I believe it is an unenforceable covenant
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 09:46 AM by Jake3463
Laws were passed since than that made the covenant illegal. The community probably never updated its charter till someone read it in 2000 and said we need to get this out of there.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:41 AM
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7. How quaint. Georgie and Laura must not want much contact with those colored folks
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:22 AM
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13. of course, remember it took how many days for him to respond
to Katrina what after 5 days was it, George Bush does not like black people!!!
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:42 AM
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8. That became an illegal clause in the 1960s
Correct?
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:54 AM
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10. Can any black people be located in the neighborhood?
I'm curious. Sure, it would be illegal to bar African-Americans from home ownership in the area, but that doesn't mean that association members didn't continue to enforce the covenant by other means...
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Tennessee Gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:03 AM
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11. Come on, this is not worth ..........
our energy any more.
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:55 AM
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14. I think it is interesting
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:59 AM
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16. Why not? I find it interesting that in 2000 I couldn't live in that neighborhood
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:06 AM
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12. well, its not like we haven't had plenty of evidence, from Katrina, and bush's mom's racial comments
George Bush doesn't like Black People -- Kanye West.

and its true, but its not complete:

George Bush doesn't like people.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:58 AM
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15. FUCKIN WOW!!!!
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:14 AM
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17. Laura scores twice. New lily white home, AND pisses off new neighbors. Go Pickles!
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