California couple ends racist home deed

Ken Zak and Kyona love their Mission Hills, San Diego home. The mixed-race couple doesn't love the history that came with the deed to their 1920's home.

They found it had a racist restrictive covenant.

It read: "No part of the premises hereby conveyed shall be conveyed, transferred or demised to any person other than the White or Caucasian race."

The couple wanted no part of that and exercised their right in California to file with the County Recorder to eliminate the restrictive covenant.

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It all came about as the couple was remodeling and gearing up to celebrate the home's 100th year. Ken has owned the home for eight years. They were looking into historical status. Ken is a lawyer and had heard of old homes having a restrictive covenant on their grant deed.

Kyona is a well known Aryuvedic health counselor and yoga therapist from LA. She wanted the matter handled by the end of February, the end of Black History Month. It was.

They've also since taken to their neighborhood for Black Lives Matter marches with lots of support from their neighbors.

Zak wrote an article helping others take the restrictive covenant out of their own deeds: Mission Hills Couple Strike Racist Restrictive Covenant As Part of Centennial: Presidio Sentinel.