Skip to comments.Obama: Federal gov't will integrate races into wealthy communities
Posted on 07/12/2015 8:05:57 AM PDT by Signalman
President Obama said Saturday he will use the power of the federal government to pressure communities to integrate low-income minorities into affluent areas.
Obama said his administration is implementing a new rule that will require communities to frequently review the racial and socio-economic makeup of local neighborhoods and regularly report the results to the federal government.
"Just a few weeks ago, the Supreme Court ruled that policies segregating minorities in poor neighborhoods, even unintentionally, are against the law," Obama said, referencing a ruling on the Fair Housing Act largely ignored by the media due to attention on the Obamacare and gay marriage rulings.
The Fair Housing Act was passed under President Lyndon B. Johnson to initiate his failed "Great Society," which sought to eliminate poverty through a series of government programs. Critics charge that its programs, which included housing projects in cities and welfare payments to single mothers, led to the destruction of the black family.
"In some cities, kids living just blocks apart lead incredibly different lives," said Obama in his weekly Saturday address. "They go to different schools, play in different parks, shop in different stores and walk down different streets."
"And often, the quality of those schools and the safety of those parks and streets are far from equal which means those kids aren't getting an equal shot in life," he said.
Besides the regular reports from local communities, Obama mentioned one other specific way his administration plans to equalize neighborhoods.
"We're using data on housing and neighborhood conditions to help cities identify the areas that need the most help," he said. By opening this data to everyone, Obama argued "everyone in a community not just elected officials can weigh in. If you want a bus stop added near your home, or more affordable housing nearby, now you'll have the data you need to make your case."
The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a ruling Wednesday that would withhold funding from communities if they fail to provide data on racial segregation patterns, set goals and track results.
"This overreaching new regulation is an attempt to extort communities into giving up control of local zoning decisions and reengineer the makeup of our neighborhoods," Rep. Paul Gosar, R., Ariz., said as he introduced several pieces of legislation designed to prevent the implementation of the new HUD rule.
"Local government is designed so people can have an input on those things that matter most to them," Rick Manning, the president of Americans for Limited Government, said in an interview with CNN. "The federal government is ill-equipped to superimpose their vision of what local communities should look like, because they don't have their fingers on the pulse of those communities."
"Just as the president has used the DOJ, IRS and DHS as a political weapon, he has now expanded his arsenal to include HUD as a way of punishing neighborhoods that don't fall in line with his liberal agenda," said Gosar.
Strange that Obama didn’t mention this initiative during the 2012 campaign. Well, not really.
Obama doesn’t have enough time left to build a house let alone do this
By spreading out the Negros, wouldn’t it diminish their power? How many Black representative would you have if Blacks are evenly divided amongst congressional districts?
Democrat created Housing Crisis 3.0
I didn’t work hard to move out of the slums to have the government force me to live with the slums.
I suggest that an “affordable” public housing structure be built right next door to Barb. Streisand’s palatial Malibu estate.
Being the compassionate liberal that she is, I’m sure she wouldn’t mind.
That’s easy, redefine Congressional Districts by Executive Order of King Obama.
This is unreal to me. I was a product of the busing craze in the 90s. I was bused from a predominantly white part of the county to a predominantly black part of the county to attend a “magnet school.” It wasn’t the first time I’d ever met or seen a black person, but seeing the culture in all of its extremity was eye-opening to say the least.
Societies segregate themselves on purpose and often without realizing they’re doing it. My neighbors are black, and when they first moved in, I admit I thought, “There goes the neighborhood,” but over time, as I’ve gotten to know them, I found out they’re relatively successful people who wanted to “get out of the ghetto,” to paraphrase their reasoning. It’s not racist to want to move into a better neighborhood to expand opportunities. It IS racist to force a culture on to people through federally-subsidized housing.
Any places that are close in elections will be receiving new voters.
These new imports would never be able to afford the local Taxes
Don’t you just love it when ‘the former pres obama’ decides what the Government is GOING to do...
Seems to me he’s forgotten one important fact: ‘THE GOVERNMENT IS THE LEGAL PEOPLE OF AMERICA’ and he ain’t one of them....
Which policies are those? That mortgages are extended only to the creditworthy i.e. the employed?
You can bet the underground economy types can't and won't be integrated since, well, they don't pay taxes and therefore can't be identified.
Get ready for an influx of mohammedan families fleeing “oppression” from Islamic countries.
are against the law
Obama has put the Law on hold for 8 years
You must remember: this plan comes from those who think that wealth can be multiplied by dividing it. Division is all that they know.
AKA, the Universal Slum Program.
Gotta hate this boy king.
Criminal is too mild a term to describe his usurping of power.
Hollywood (Malibu) first, then Martha’s Vineyard. THEN you can tell other wealthy communities and their denizens who’s coming to dinner.
The great orator chose his words carefully I see.
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