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Re: “Deed to your house may contain racist covenants”:

About 53 years ago when my family and I bought a home in Bellevue, I wouldn’t sign the closing when there were racist words in our deed, placed there by a Seattle developer who transferred them from a plat in Seattle.

They were removed by the seller and the former owner, and I signed. They weren’t legal, but they were recorded hate, and I could not condone them.

I urge every person who has them in their deeds today to have them removed as a pledge to the future that we are a nation pledged to our Constitution. It is the right message to send, most particularly at this time in our history.

All men (humans) are created equal.

Evangeline E. Anderson, Bellevue