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Oregon's racist past leaves a stain that's hard to clean

A photograph taken in the 1930s shows a cafe on East Main Street in downtown Ashland with a sign reading, “All White Help.” 

A Southern Oregon University professor said she was discriminated against in the 1990s from renting her first home in Ashland after the property manager found out she wasn’t white. 

A Medford interracial couple was left frightened in their own home after finding the letters “KKK” and a cross etched in flame across their front lawn in 2008. 

Those are some of the stories shared at housing panel Thursday night in Medford about how the state’s discriminatory past is still haunting Southern Oregon today.

Read entire article at Ashland Daily Tidings