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New residents stunned to find rich California community still has ‘whites only’ home ownership rules

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How would you feel if you finally found your dream house, only to discover that the local Homeowners Association wanted you to sign a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions that banned non-white people from living there?

CBS Sacramento reports that this is what happened to some new residents who moved into the Lakeside Estates community located in El Dorado Hills, California. The Lakeside Estates’ CC&Rs was written in 1959 and it still contains language that explicitly says only white people can live in the community.

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“No person except those of the white Caucasian race shall use, occupy or reside upon any residential lot or plot, in this subdivision, except when employed as a servant or domestic in the household of a White Caucasian tenant or owner,” the clause in the CC&Rs reads.

It’s worth noting that this rule is not at all enforced anymore, and there are several non-white people who do live in the community.

Nonetheless, some new families who have just moved to the area found this clause to be “mind boggling,” and they’re vowing to get the CC&Rs changed.

“I just don’t think in this day and age that’s how things should be, and I just want to set that stage for the world that my kids are gonna grow up in,” said Cameron Foster, a new resident to the community who is launching a signature drive among community residents to get the racist language removed from the CC&Rs.

Check out CBS Sacramento’s video report on Lakeside Estates below.

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Trump’s hopes for a rapid economic recovery are likely a pipe dream: economists

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President Donald Trump is hoping to reopen the American economy in May and quickly get back to the low unemployment rates that he used to justify his claim that he'd created the "best economy" in history.

However, economists who spoke with Vox think that Trump's vision of a rapid V-shaped economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic are simply a pipe dream.

"The very best case scenario is we rapidly bounce back and we get close to something where we were before," said Jesse Edgerton, an economist at JPMorgan. "Personally, I think that’s highly unlikely. The shock from the virus is going to trigger a broader economy-wide recession."

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Trump tells 10,000 religious leaders they ‘have to’ help him get re-elected: ‘We have to have victory’

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President Donald Trump in a private conference call on Wednesday with 10,000 leaders from his most-devoted base, the religious right, in the middle of a global pandemic, urged them to help him win re-election.

“We have a very, very powerful year coming up because you know what lies ahead,” Trump told the faith leaders, as NBC News reported. “And we have to do it. People of faith have to do it. We have to have victory.”

Rev. Johnnie Moore, a member of Trump’s religious right inner circle, says both the President and Vice President were on the call, which presumably was made from the Oval Office.

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Republicans admit they lose when elections are fair and free

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ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Moyers on Democracy.

Bill’s guest in this episode is the journalist David Daley, whose reporting and advocacy have fired up a generation of activists fighting for free and fair elections.

His best-selling first book, RATF*CKED-WHY YOUR VOTE DOESN’T COUNT  showed how Republicans used gerrymandering to lock up control of many state and local government for years, possibly   decades – and remains their  strategy.  In his  most recent book – UNRIGGED –HOW AMERICANS ARE BATTLING BACK TO SAVE DEMOCRACY he travels  America to report on the grassroots activists devoted to voting rights for all citizens.

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