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Authors

Adam Gordon

Abstract

"If you people can't afford to live in our town, then you'll just have to leave."

With these words, Bill Haines, the Mayor of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, in 1970, rejected a proposal by the town's African-American community to build an apartment complex. Haines claimed that the town's zoning for large-lot, single-family homes could not yield to allow apartments.

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