Students help remove racist covenant from Vancouver Island house
September 11, 2019 9:07 AM Subscribe
Sarah Higginson and Justin McFadden had no idea property ownership could be race-restricted until they enrolled in their high school's social justice class and found themselves in the middle of a real-life history lesson. In 2018, a local homeowner had bought a Port Alberni heritage house only to learn that it still had a racist covenant on the title forbidding anyone of Asian descent from living in it unless they were servants of the owner. The two teenagers decided their class project would be to help the homeowner get the racist covenant removed. CBC Radio interview with Sarah Higginson and Justin McFadden. More on teacher Anne Ostwald and her provincially-acclaimed social justice class.
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