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Proposition 8 and ‘the will of the people’—an historical perspective

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/proposition_8_and_the_will_of_the_people_an_historical_perspective_20081126

A well-funded coalition of realtors and landlords, intent on protecting white neighborhoods and their attendant property values from feared black incursions, immediately mounted a campaign to amend the state Constitution and guarantee property owners' continued ability to deny minorities equal access to housing.

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