So my hometown has the distinction of being rated the worst in the United States for African Americans.
There seems to be some dark magic that keeps Black people from crossing the Illinois River. Why that is is another thread. Here we are going to talk about what is and isn't being done about it.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a final rule to equip communities that receive HUD funding with the data and tools that will help them to meet long-standing fair housing obligations in their use of HUD funds. HUD will provide publicly open data for grantees to use to assess the state of fair housing within their communities and to set locally-determined priorities and goals. The rule responds to recommendations of the Government Accountability Office and stakeholders for HUD to enhance its fair housing planning obligations by providing greater clarity and support to jurisdictions receiving HUD funding, and facilitating local decision-making on fair housing priorities and goals.
The Obama administration has been doing a lot to reverse the old policy (first stated and later implied) of putting minorities in high density urban buildings and whites in single family homes by mixing subsidized housing into richer areas but there is a lot of push back.
Scenes like that play out on a smaller scale pretty much any time a low income multi family building gets put up.
Or when schools get desegregated.
But there was election or something (who can keep up) and there is a new sheriff in town.
He doesnt have experince in housing but he does have this going for him.
This is what you see in communist countries, where they have so many regulations encircling every aspect of your life that if you don’t agree with them, all they have to do is pull the noose.” — Interview with Jan Mickelson, an Iowa radio talk show host, on June 10, 2015.
It really is not compassionate to pat people on the head and say, ‘There, there you poor little thing, I’m going to take care of all your needs, your healthcare, your food, and your housing, don’t you worry about anything.'” — Speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 26, 2015.
So is concentrating poor minorities the answer?
Are there ways to help struggling communities and school districts in place?
Is segregation a side effect of sensible policy or the intended outcome?
Morality free zone. Racism is just a thing.
Some president guy has something going on? who cares.
Drink every time someone says social experiment.