An East Lansing High School Freshman and basketball player has inspired the city of East Lansing to apologize for decades of racism. The Lansing State Journal reports, the East Lansing City Council recently passed a resolution apologizing for racism, which people experienced in the city until about 50 years ago. Fifteen year old Alex Hosey’s essay, titled “Why I Sit” prompted the resolution. Many black prospective home buyers were dissuaded from purchasing homes in the area until the late 1960’s. Meanwhile, several deed restrictions in East Lansing still contain the wording, “No lot or lots of buildings shall ever be sold or leased to any other person or persons than those of the Caucasian race.”

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