From The 1920s through about the 1940s restrictive covenants played a huge role in dictating a cities demographics. The adaption of deed restriction main purpose was to keep out non-Whites and Jewish families. The deed restriction resulted in the people of color having little to no options. There the only option was the older areas such as central district and Chinatown which was the only open neighborhoods at the time. All the minorities shared a ghetto from international district down to Jackson Street, then north along 23rd and Madison. Covenants created segregation that still impacts Seattle to this day. Even after the covenants lost the force of law in 1948, social enforcement still existed. Even when the law was no longer in action, the white house owners still implemented those ideas and successfully prevented the sales of the housed and maintained the covenant themselves. With most of Seattle believing that the existence of racial minorities in the neighborhoods will equivalent to the less valued houses.Which resulted in realtors standing for racial segregation to maintain property values and sell housing. The companies that were in charge of land and development of land were mainly responsible for most of the racially restrictive covenants in Seattle. Some places homeowners would put together campaigns to restrict their own properties. With racial restrictive covenants having the amount of impact as it did on the Seattle area, you could still see what that did to the distribution of minorities throughout Seattle. The long history regarding race and housing spills over to the neighborhoods today. For about 40 years people of color were left with nothing and were forced to stay in ghettos and into neighborhoods where it was largely people that are underrepresented living there. It has left a big impact on Seattle neighborhoods and shaped the demographics of the neighborhoods in Seattle.