Couple outraged over neighborhood’s “whites only” rule

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EL DORADO HILLS (KRON) — A Northern California couple is outraged after being told they had to sign a “whites only” agreement when they bought their new home.

This happened in the city of El Dorado Hills just east of Sacramento.

When the Foster family moved into their new home, they were told about a community agreement.

But before signing it they noticed it included a clause reading: “No person except those of the white Caucasian race shall use, occupy or reside upon any residential lot or plot in this subdivision.”

“I’m like you’ve got to be kidding me,” the wife said. “That’s ridiculous. That’s really kind of awful and racist and terrible. Everybody knows you can’t enforce things like that. It still sends a message.”

Some longtime residents have done little to change the rule since non-whites live in the neighborhood and they have seen no enforcement of the clause.

But the Fosters’ say it sends the wrong message.

They have taken their outrage to a community networking site to raise awareness among neighbors and now community services says they guarantee the problem will be corrected promptly.

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