Vancouver councillor outs ‘shocking’ racism in B.C. real estate — but it’s not the only example

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As the only kid of Chinese heritage at his school, Marcus Wong, who grew up in the posh West Vancouver neighbourhood known as the British Properties, says he got some strange looks. “People would look at me and remind me subtly, ‘This is why the British Properties are called the British Properties,’” said Wong, 39. When Wong bought a house, he realized why he felt so unwelcome. There it was, in writing: a covenant on the land title barring people of African and Asian descent from living in this enclave.