Racism Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

…or even to your neighborhood.

[T]he 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.

This is just racism being manufactured where none necessarily exists.

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan:

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 added his claim that

[d]ata from this discrimination database would be used with zoning laws, housing finance policy, infrastructure planning and transportation to alleviate alleged discrimination and segregation.

We’ll make up a racism beef; that’ll solve the problem.  Malarkey.  We need, instead, to address actual causes—lack of jobs, exacerbated by a failed recovery and stagnant economy; failure of family structures; poverty impacted heavily (but not exclusively) by the foregoing.  Racial “imbalance” has nothing to do with this; it’s just a club with which Progressives will attempt to beat those who disagree with them—just as they did the banks with CRA, contributing heavily therewith to the housing bubble.

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