From Fox News.
In a move some claim is tantamount to social engineering, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is imposing a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America’s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory.
The policy is called, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” It will require HUD to gather data on segregation and discrimination in every single neighborhood and try to remedy it.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan unveiled the federal rule at the NAACP convention in July.
“Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest-hit communities, no matter how hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child, even her lifespan, is determined by the zip code she grows up in. This is simply wrong,” he said.
Data from this discrimination database would be used with zoning laws, housing finance policy, infrastructure planning and transportation to alleviate alleged discrimination and segregation.
Specifics of the proposed rule are lacking. Now published in the Federal Register and undergoing a 60-day comment period, the rule, “does not prescribe or enforce specific” policies.
But one critic says it smacks of utopian idealism.
“This is just the latest of a series of attempts by HUD to social engineer the American people,” said Ed Pinto, of the American Enterprise Institute. “It started with public housing and urban renewal, which failed spectacularly back in the 50’s and 60’s. They tried it again in the 90’s when they wanted to transform house finance, do away with down payments, and the result was millions of foreclosures and financial collapse.”
……Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive recently said, “What they are trying to do is to say discrimination and zoning is the same thing. They are not. Discrimination won’t be tolerated. I won’t tolerate it. Zoning though, protects what can and can’t be built in a neighborhood. “Also troublesome to critics is that the HUD secretary, in announcing this proposed rule, blamed poverty on zip codes – rather than other socio-economic factors that studies have shown contribute to poverty.
Exactly. When the DemLeft dominates the federal government, it occupies itself with doing as much damage as it can to individual and civil liberties, in the name of “social justice”. Skin color is used as an excuse for everything from laziness to criminal behavior. Blaming ‘whitey’ for everything while resurrecting the corpse of slavery and color discrimination, is so much easier than personal accountability.
Obama’s goal is to force his socialist mandate on the entire U.S. through legislation and executive edicts. The leftprog agenda is being rammed into every aspect of your life. It’s meant to control everything you do. Don’t think so? Think of how your rights and freedoms have eroded over the last 20 years, with the biggest blows coming during the Clinton and Obama regimes.
People move to better places to get away from the thugs who refuse to control their kids or raise them to have respect for others. Now they’re trying to zone your neighborhood into a crime-ridden cesspool. By the time Obama is through, we’ll all be living like Detroit.
- Obama administration to spend Billions to forcibly integrate white neighborhoods (topconservativenews.com)
- Obama Admin To Map Every Neighborhood In America By Race To “Eliminate Segregation”… (lilou-legault.newsvine.com)