Bush’s New ’Hood Reportedly Banned Blacks

Bush’s New ’Hood Reportedly Banned Blacks

Published December 9, 2008

Posted Dec. 9, 2008 – President George Bush has bought a new house in a wealthy neighborhood in Dallas that apparently had a covenant in place until the year 2000 that no Blacks be allowed to live there, according to The Huffington Post blog.

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Called Preston Hollow, the neighborhood that the president picked to live in after he leaves office, is already home to Dallas Mavericks' owner Marc Cuban and former presidential candidate Ross Perot, the blog reports. And while many of the Bushes' new neighbors seem perfectly happy and excited to welcome the former first couple, a few of them, reports The Wall Street Journal, have some significant reservations because of the fears of what the incursion of more security required for a former president would do.

However, Raw Story reports that the area had some issues long before Bush made it his new home, Huffington reports.

Until 2000, the neighborhood association's covenant said only White people were allowed to live there, though an exception was made for servants. The document, enacted in 1956, reads: "Said property shall be used and occupied by White persons only except these covenants shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of different race or nationality in the employ of a tenant."

Written by BET-Staff

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