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Spectrum - April 5, 2013

Symbolic actions matter in quest for civil rights

As we await Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage and Boy Scout vote on membership policies, local actions can help demonstrate changing norms

In the 1960s, political and community leaders in Palo Alto were among those who stepped up to publicly advocate for federal and state fair-housing laws against red-lining and other forms of racial discrimination in housing.

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