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The 1968 Fair Housing Act legislatively barred restrictive covenants in housing. In this photo, President Lyndon B. Johnson presents a souvenir pen to Mr. and Mrs. Lupe Arzola after signing the act Aug. 1, 1968, in Washington. The couple were residents of the oldest federally subsidized public housing project in Austin, Texas. (AP file photo)
The 1968 Fair Housing Act legislatively barred restrictive covenants in housing. In this photo, President Lyndon B. Johnson presents a souvenir pen to Mr. and Mrs. Lupe Arzola after signing the act Aug. 1, 1968, in Washington. The couple were residents of the oldest federally subsidized public housing project in Austin, Texas. (AP file photo)

In the Hopper: Restrictive covenants, bar mix, data breaches

The Minnesota House unanimously voted to allow homeowners with restrictive covenants written into their properties’ historical abstracts to attach an affidavit forswearing that antiquated segregationist practice.

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Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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