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August 13, 2013
HUD battles 'Whitopia'
The Obama administration is exploring ways to dismantle America's "Whitopias" -- cities and towns that are overwhelmingly white and that, according to Washington's social engineers, must be remade to reflect more racial and economic diversity. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a rule - "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" - that it hopes will spur demographic changes in communities that receive HUD money; in places, presumably, like Boise, Idaho (too white) or Westport, Connecticut (too white and too rich). HUD is vague on specifics but states: "Through this rule, HUD proposes to provide HUD program participants with more effective means to affirmatively further the purposes and policies of the Fair Housing Act, which is Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. The Fair Housing Act not only prohibits discrimination but, in conjunction with other statutes, directs HUD's program participants to take steps proactively to overcome...(Read Full Post)