Diversity: Now even ZIP codes are racist, and according to this race-obsessed administration, you´re racist for living in a suburban area with little public housing. And it plans to change that. In what may be the most ambitious social-engineering project undertaken by the federal government, the administration is mapping every neighborhood in America by race. The stated purpose is to use the data to compel local officials to loosen zoning laws and build more public housing, thereby offering more poor inner-city minorities better opportunities for housing and education. But the unstated purpose is forced racial integration.
Coming to your neighborhood, now that there are tons of foreclosed houses just sitting there waiting for some of the obamboozler´s minions to occupy, thereby getting them "further up the ladder who´s rungs were too far apart for them in the past". Usually cuz they made no effort to get to the next higher rung by getting an education or a real job.
New Hampshire with 1.4% black and 3 % Hispanic must he a huge magnet for this program. Forget the cold hard winters, the hard to access welfare, and the typical New England skepticism of those who are not "from here."
Never mind that recent highly publicized crimes were committed by transplants from our neighbor Massachusetts. Ignore the fact that we have one of the lowest violent crime rates. We know that our Federal Government has our best interests at heart. (sarcasm off)
These guys are a one note symphony of 1961 solutions for problems that no longer exist. It´s as if the 60´s radicals have been asleep for 40 years. Rip Van Winkle socialism. And Obama, the president who has never had an original thought, just parrots the brain dead pap they feed him.
Note word "compel" local officials, meaning eliminate local zoning laws to allow low income housing within suburban, mostly single family neighborhoods. Obama intends to transform the US into Zimbabwe, with all rules, regulations and ordinances based on preferential treatment for poor blacks.
Moving poor blacks into middle to upper income, predominately white districts has been a long term dream of Democrats because it weakens traditional GOP power. If you can´t beat them, dilute them.
I suggest that those funny looking pointy head HUD people start knocking on doors (if there any) in Detroit and Chicago to see which race lives where. That is just before they blow you all away. Another thought... wear hoodies so you blend in.
I am not going to move either way for another hair brain social experiment by an out of control government. It´s bad enough having TSA feeling your junk and making ladies undress so they can get their jolly´s at your expense, that they don´t get at home.
The country is broke, where are they going to get the billions of dollars to institute this liberal dream?
You can´t just bust up black communities and move ghetto dwellers into foreclosed single family housing in the suburbs, as most of those foreclosed homes are starting to fall apart and they would have to be brought up to code and maintained thereafter, the government does not have the money to maintain hundreds of thousands or even millions of single family homes, anyway about half the country today is classified as being minority. Additionally they want to either legalize or bring into the country 46 million mostly poor and uneducated foreign workers and their foreign family members in the next ten years, just about all will be classified as being minorities, and after a certain time would also be eligible for public housing?
Just darned ~ this neighborhood is a WarshDC suburb and we have people from 35 nations, many of them ´refugees´ who did military work for us ~ from privates to generals. One young man was born as the boat his mother was in sank in the South China Sea at the end of the Nam. He was saved by the Malaysian navy.
All the major world religions are represented. This evening the air outside smells like a fine Persian kebab place ~ it´s Ramadan folks. The ladies are walking the sidewalks in their finest outfits waiting for dinner ~
We do Buddha´s birthday hereabouts too.
So, we got folks on this thread who want to join HUD in making us more diverse?
Bwahahahaha!!!! What they gonna´ do? Overrun the place with Americans and Candians or something.
I am a conspiracy nut and admit it - the whole purpose of the housing meltdown was to foreclose and take over the loans so they can destroy private property rights - the govt probably owns most of the houses around you and they will put in them whomever they want.
Have to think about this and how it would work. If a certain race is say 12% of the population then they would place them so that they represent 12% in every city, town, etc. Might help thin out the gang culture.
Some of the current HUD measures make sense. For example, HUD realizes that it was a huge mistake years ago to insist that public housing be as plain (ugly) as possible. 30 years ago, points were deducted for architectural features, because those might cost money. Now, points are added for architectural features in new public housing projects.
There are also HUD programs to redevelop (tear down and rebuild the right way) some of the mistakes of the 1960s and 1970s. That will certainly help eliminate some blight.
And there is a push for more housing for the disabled, who have often been overlooked by HUD in past decades.
That said, focusing solely on racial diversity is silly...for the same reason that school busing was silly. You don´t have to move people out of their comfort zones to create quality living situations.
Not enough, apparently, to force decent taxpayers to fund the slummification of their neighborhoods via Section 8. Now they want to take that obscenity national. No point in explaining that the bad neighborhoods are the result of bad residents, I know.
Oh -- and Stinky really ought to send back his Fauxbel Prize. Doesn´t he realize how disproportionately "Joos" are chosen?
Can anyone else hear that? Atlas groaning? Feel him starting to tremble?
"[E]vils which are not cured in one way will cure themselves in another." ~~ Thomas Jefferson
"Let the hate, so long as they fear." ~~ Lucius Accius
It´s called "redistribution." Let me get this straight. We were married; rented an apartment; worked our tails off and saved; bought a townhouse; lived in it and improved it; sold it and bought our first home; worked and saved and sold the little house and bought our family home. That´s how we did it. But, we didn´t stop there. We continued to work and save and pay for all of our children to attend college and graduate school. No government subsidies!
Now, we are going to be required to "redistribute" our gains to those people who have not yet worked to improve their status, but are "entitled" to live in areas they want to. They are "entitled" to live the good life, even though they have not earned it.
I have no problem, zero problem, with ANYONE living next door to me, if they have worked to earn their own way. But, to take my tax money and to give it out as charity to people of any color or ethnicity, to jump 6 steps up the ladder for free, is a problem.
Also, doesn´t this discriminate against white, poor people, who may also "choose" to live in an expensive neighborhood, but do not have the savings and income to support that lifestyle?
Forced neighborhooding. It worked so well for forced bussing. The American Left (the Demonrat party) in their search for Utopian fairness and equality never learn from their myriad failures. Although the rest of us get to suffer the results of shared Misery, it´s the communist way after all.
Just when you think this administration has come up with their most stupid idea EVER!! They consult Jeremiah Wright, and come up with another "in your face", "take what you have worked for" "spread the wealth around" idea that tops the last one.
So how is race to be decided? By what a person claims or by DNA tests? End this farce by claiming "other" or "Mixed" on forms. make them specify what criteria is for racial designation. In pioneer times or early America it was the father´s race. Can you be adopted into a race as the Native American tribes allow? Can we all be as Elizabeth Warren? My ancestors have been here since 1600´s and it takes but one drop of Cherokee blood to be one.
How thick must ones blood be or will they take out a fanfold of color swatches to divide us up? I want to be Affirmative Action racially benefitted.
What about the guanteed right to association? Fell off the cliff along with our other assumed and traditional rights that have been protected by tradition until now. If the OZman doesn´t voluntarily leave is their a precedent for tossing him out?
Struggling to remember a word of wisdom but source eludes me. Something like a shared mule (or ox?) starves.
So goes public housing.
My friend when I rant and rave over the poor being the best people or favored of Biblical Jesus, says, trouble is "Poor people have poor ways". Puritan New England mores transferred to tropical living people? Oh, well...
Why would the Socialists want to mess with their voting groups this way? Once they get scattered among normal, honest, responsible people they will vote as their new neighbors do! Not a smart idea HUD. By the way, isn´t this supposed to be a Republic? I can choose to live where I want. No government entity has any authority or say so in the matter.
and just how will these people get to work if they live 20-50 miles from their jobs and do not own cars? Most people living in the suburbs get everywhere using their vehicles. Is this another unintended consequence of our esteemed Socialist, I mean Democratic, party. Folks I know in the suburbs, including relatives and friends, require their own transportation to get basically anywhere, including work, shopping, medical care ,etc. A heck of a lot more than just relocating folks to public housing outside the inner cities is required. Lastly, it will lower the value of the current housing tremendously to have a public housing project built in the neighborhood. Welcome to Obamaville.
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