|These signs will be the first to go once HUD implements its "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" plan|
Mr. Howard: We ARE citizens of an American nation! And our rights are being threatened by a tyrant three thousand miles away!
Benjamin Martin: Would you tell me please, Mr. Howard, why should I trade one tyrant three thousand miles away for three thousand tyrants one mile away? An elected legislature can trample a man's rights as easily as a king can.
The proposed federal rule, called "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," is currently under a 60-day public comment period. Though details of how the policy would specifically work are unclear, the rule says HUD would provide states, local governments and others who receive agency money with data and a geospatial tool to look at "patterns of integration and segregation; racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty; access to education, employment, low-poverty, transportation, and environmental health."
States would then assess the best way to integrate communities deemed by HUD's data to not be integrated enough. A HUD official, who did not want to speak on record because of the public comment period, said the rule hopes to better match up HUD-assisted housing with the communities that have good hospitals, schools and other assets.
The move has been welcomed by civil rights groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, whose senior director of the economic department Dedrick Muhammad says the policy could result in more access to economic resources for minorities.
"It's not just having people of different colors live together just to do so," he says. "African-Americans and Latinos are more likely to live in segregated communities, that are predominantly lower income, have less strong public resources, less schools and educational opportunities, employment opportunities. This kind of integration strengthens economic equality."So communities full of black people (or communities full of Hispanics) are populated by lower income people, who have less civic virtue, less schools (?) and educational opportunities, and fewer businesses.
Am I reading that correctly, Mr. Muhammad, senior director of the economic department at the NAACP?
Through osmosis (closer proximity to white people), the senior director of the economic department at the NAACP believes black individuals will garner greater income, more civic virtue, more schools (?) and educational opportunities, and have greater access to more businesses -- which aren't found in black communities because of the lack of purchasing power in the black community and the extreme costs owners must invest in security to protect their capital investment.
Why not just give every black person an unlimited VISA gift card (think the debit card abuse by blacks after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans), so economic inequality magically disappears overnight?
If the suburbs of America are overrun with the refugees of failed black cities, black citizens from Birmingham, Richmond, Washington D.C., Detroit, and Memphis (by official policy of HUD and Obama Administration) will not magically become high wage earners, IKEA shoppers, exceptional students, law abiding citizens, and - most importantly - abandon their high, out-of-wedlock fecundity rates.
Race is real, with the conditions found in urban America a reflection of this fact.
To paraphrase the King of England from Braveheart, "the problem with urban America, is its full of urban blacks."
Conversely, that race is real is also reflected in the suburbs of major cities, where white people have retreated too in order to enjoy a slice of Norman Rockwell-inspired pie.
Stanley Kurtz, in his overrated Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, spins the Conservatism Inc. approved yarn that 'race is not real' when he writes this about the suburbs:
In short, government policies didn't create the suburbs. The prosperity generated by American's tradition of individual liberty and its system of free enterprise did that. Government simply gave a bit of extra help to a citizenry already barreling full speed ahead toward the suburbs. (p. 120)What does Kurtz even mean with this flotsam and jetsam paragraph, attempting to salvage some color-blind rational for the massive white-flight from cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, New Orleans, and St. Louis?
What people fail to remember is simply this:
- Government policies can be good (restrictive covenants) and productive
- America's tradition of individual liberty has been trampled by the concept of Black-Run America (BRA), which just overturned New York's 'stop and frisk' law -- the only way to properly deal with criminal population groups in a multiracial nation (sic)
- It is individuals who collectively make a neighborhood, a community, or a city a positive, safe place to raise a family in a productive environment and for a healthy business sector to emerge. That black America has yet to create a neighborhood, a community, or a city where this has happened is no reason to believe exposure to whites will automatically remedy their inability to mimic (or maintain) white civilizational standards
- If America has a tradition of individual liberty generating prosperity, black Americans have a track record of not only bucking this tradition, but effectively destroying any semblance to 'prosperity' when they gather together in numbers that allow for a racial voting bloc to elect black officials.