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Obama to Force Integration of Neighborhoods

President Obama appears set to move boldly beyond prosecuting discriminatory housing practices into an entirely new arena: holding state and local official responsible for integrating areas that don’t, in the eyes of the administration, have enough minorities.

Get ready folks. We’re moving from a society based on equal opportunity for all to one requiring equal results for all. And you think I’m overdoing when I say Obama is prodding us toward Socialism?

Ah yes, fairness for all, and responsibility from all.

Sound familiar?

IT SOUNDS FAMILIAR TO ME!
IT SOUNDS FAMILIAR TO ME!

In a speech to the NAACP last week that is only now gaining attention, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan said the administration is letting neighborhoods know if they don’t have enough minorities:

HUD is enhancing its enforcement techniques by initiating investigations on our own without waiting for individuals to file complaints . . .

For the first time ever, HUD is providing information, data to every single neighborhood in the nation, detailing what access African American families and other members of protected classes have to the community assets that I’m talking about – jobs, schools, transit.

Have a look at the remarks and some reporting by  Chris Stirewalt of Fox News:

Here’s some additional reporting from Stirewalt on the Fox website.

The old way was to punish exclusion. The new way is to punish lack of inclusion.

The punishment is also different. Rather than fines and prosecutions for those who sought to keep minorities out, the new penalty would be a withholding of federal funds from local and state government agencies dependent on HUD grants if they fail to push greater diversity. The way those agencies interact with developers, realtors, homeowners associations and others would need to reflect the federal push for diversity.

The report card comes in the form of the new maps, which use Census data to score communities on their racial and ethnic concentrations, as well as income and community services

Wow. Officials will now be trying to protect themselves from losing out on federal funding by moving minorities into neighborhoods WHETHER THEY WANT TO BE THERE OR NOT. And – talk about unintended consequences – whether they can afford to be there or not. Unless – yes, my crystal ball, please – the government decides that minorities should be offered a special price for a home.

This type of social engineering has so much potential for abuse, unfairness, and interference in the normal workings of the economy that it’s almost impossible to believe the Obama and his commissars are serious. And yet, it seems they are.

Did you think Obama was going to stop at taking over your health care? It’s just the beginning, baby.

Okay, that video is satire. At least, for me it is. No I don’t think Obama is a Communist. But he has fundamental problems with the capitalist philosophy that has guided this country to greatness. Because, you know, it doesn’t spread the wealth around quite enough.

H/T to Gateway Pundit.

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78 Responses to Obama to Force Integration of Neighborhoods

  1. Fairness for ALL ! Send the MAL-CONTENTS Up to Nothern Maine or Northern Montana where there are NO JOBS SEE HOW LONG THEY LAST . GET RID OF THIS POS OBOZO

    • I live there too and it’s downright scary. Astorino is fighting his hardest, although I suspect its a losing battle. I am a fan of his though.

      What HUD wants to do in Weschester County is ludicrous. You can’t take an all-white town and drop a few blacks into it. It doesn’t work that way.

      • Yes they can….but the dropees won’t stay….first they won’t be able to afford the costs or lifestyle….those that could are already in neighborhood of their choice. Next, historically people tend to move near others like them. HUD needs to get a grip….lol

      • It is far worse than just the ham-handed re-profiling of target communities. HUD insists that ALL zoning laws are de-facto discriminatory and must be abolished..Add to that, beyond the scope of housing settlement, the terms of which being arbitrarily redefined at every turn, HUD wants to know what county government will do to make non- target communities more diverse, what are they doing to get the affluent to live in non-affluent areas. Westchester County NY to quote HUD, is ‘The Grand Experiment.”

  2. This should be fun to watch as they move “minority” familes from their neighborhoods into strange surroundings in places like North Dakota and Wyoming. Oh, that’s not the states or communities they’re targeting.
    The American Indians might have to move over for some of us or they will be forced to leave the reservations that are severely restricted by race. Oh, they’re probably not included in this insanity.
    The most fun will be reading about the high-end gated communities in Virginia and Delaware as they welcome the poor minorities from DC as neighbors. Ooops, no minorities will be transferred like products on a shelf into the upper class enclaves.

    They are insane. This will not work. There aren’t any “segregated” communities in America that aren’t self-segregated. Just nuts.

    • Won’t happen. Pandering speech….read the actual speech. Historically race and ethnic groups tend to live near each other. HUD has long known all this…. There won’t be any forced moving.
      It has long been illegal to show racial preference by a realtor.

    • laughing.. can you imagine the community HOA’s having to deal with this? Knows it will not happen but it would make a great reality tv show!

      • Gee, forgot about those people.
        I once got a notice taped to my door from the grass police. My bad.
        No flags allowed, no toys or bicycles in the driveway, no parking on the street if you have a driveway, and it goes on.
        Here in AZ, some communities only allow certain color paints for the outside of homes.
        Butt, we only have less than 4% Black residents in the whole state, and the Hispanics are spread all over, too, so…..

        • MY SON GETS LETTERS IF 2-MANY WEEDS GROWING BETWEEN THE STONE YARD. nevertheless he needs that cause I can’t yell at him from NY about keeping his property neat like I would. . . He’s doesn’t keep his bedroom floor free from underware and socks either! I’m the laundry POLICE when I visit him in the winter?

  3. Seriously? It took a year to pass DumboCare and four plus years to implement it. You’re assuming that he’s gotten smarter and will be able to do all of this in the three years and four months until he’s “overthrown.”

    • I think it’s obvious from that video that they’ve been drawing these plans up since the census. Look at those maps, already colored and ready to go. It reminds me of the eighties and busing little white kids into black schools.

      The thing is they’re terrible at actually doing anything, efficiently or right.

      The fact that they think this is right and justifiable is absolutely appalling.

  4. I disagree with your assessment. I read the whole speech. It was pandering at its worst. Nothing will happen in theshort or long term.

  5. The manchurian candidate, communist socialist (hey, it sounds good) and off the deep end supposed president has finally flipped out. Between his ideals of Stasi community organizers possibly wielding their obamacare BS, then this forceful action makes me want to barf. What the hell has come to our great country?

    • “What the hell has come to our great country?”

      A tumor. The tumor has always been here, but it’s become malignant and it’s no coincidence that Obamacare and the IRS are going to oversee the health of the nation.

  6. He’s not a Communist???? His inclinations point that way. Well, I live in CA and my town and street needs more whites, since the majority are Mexican-Americans. The protected minorities should include whites in this state.

    • I got the ACS a couple months are the 2010 census and thought it very peculiar then. Until I read your post I had not heard of anybody else who received the form, which was very lengthy. Btw…it came with a caveat: Fail to fill it out and you can be fined/jailed, etc.

  7. I’ve read the comments above mine, and many of you are predicting it won’t happen. My husband and I have noticed pockets of new housing going up all over town, small houses and poorly built, even though there are still many houses left on the market from the 2007 bust. The builders are probably getting stimulus money to build them. I joked to my husband that the new housing will not sell and the government will probably give them away. But maybe not such a joke after all.

    • I’ve noticed the same. In one two or three block stretch, the old woodland is being torn out and, according to the required permits, 89 units are going in!!!!! Buzz words like “walking paths” “town homes” etc…are being thrown around, but it sounds like low income housing being intruded on a middle class neighborhood to me.

  8. The new apartment complexes are the battlegrounds of social engineering. What passes for local news has reports of the overnight homicides and drug raids on a regular basis.

    • The only thing that strikes me as not communist about him is his total espousal of the welfare state. Marx, and the old Soviet offshoots, would have deplored the uncontrolled mushrooming of entitlements under Obama. In theoretical communism and in the old Soviet Union, those who don’t work, don’t eat.

      But I will agree that his entire method of operation is totalitarian–Bolshevik or (here I get into trouble I foresee) fascist.

        • Ok… not an expert, but fascism is a form of nationalism with an attempt to unite the nation under the good of the national interest. Hey guess what? That gets us to “Nazi” which always confused me since the Nazi’s are considered a right wing ideology. Confusing since the absolute left is a dictator or the concentration of government into one individual. The absolute right is no government or anarchy. The Nazi, nationalism above all else doesn’t seem to fit that model esp with the examples of 1930 Germany and Italy. I always found it odd when lefties refer to the right wing as “jack booted Nazi’s” but it must be a result of the nationalist fervor. Anyway, fascism concentrates resources (means of production) into the few for the good of the nation. (always a plus if you are one of the few)

          Communism is one step removed from a dictator where the government power is reserved to a few (typically a cabinet or committee). Communism advocates public property, where all property is publicly owned. Which since a few control the means of production (government), is just about the same as…fascism. Go Figure. Is Oboutme a Fascist or a Communist? To me the candy bar is the same it’s all about the wrapper! (Marketing always wins) Either way, you end up with a megalomaniac who gets to decide who gets what. He only needs the votes during the transition phase.

  9. God must have loved America because He shed His grace on thee.
    There is no nation more blessed than America where all three of the major races and countless ethnic groups have been given far greater opportunity than each could ever have found from where they came; there is no nation more cursed for failing to demand all of them learn personal responsibility.

    • with all due respect, Undine, why does it matter so much what political label we put on Obama? he’s fxxxing up the country no matter what you call him.

    • Oh, heck, Undine. I knew he was a Commie very shortly after I was made aware of him in 2008. Why?

      Because I useta’ be one.

      I know enough now to not get mixed up in the cluster-fuck of trying to pin such labels as “Marxist” or “Trotskyite” or “Theological Liberationist” on any one in particular .

      The bottom line for me is judging how much a person expands freedom and liberty as defined by those who wrote our Constitution.

      FCMABBHO believes in Positive Liberty. Our nation’s founders believed in Negative Liberty. FCMABBHO wants to erase our nation’s founding principles, and substitute with his own.

  10. I don’t think he’s a communist either. In my opinion, he’s a Marxist of the liberation theology flavor. While he’s not a communist, he does like to pal around with and appoint to important government offices every flavor of radical anti-American leftist there is. They are assisting him in his mission to destroy America and the American way of life. This Shaun Donovan character is just another bureaucratic flunkie of his doing his dirty work – stealing the individual freedom and liberty of the American people.

    Srdem is right. These people are insane…

  11. You can’t change human nature — no matter how much social engineering you do. As for this — think Detroit and any crumbling inner city or neighbor — people flee or move further and further out.

    Obama never factors in people who can and do make a choice and act on those choices responsibly to protect their own. He only considers people whose choice has taken from , one way or another. He thinks this is winning.

    But there is hope because his gang of thug can’t even effectively implement the horror that is Obamacare. There is a reason most totalitarian regimes are police states. Somewhere along the line most of the people get what is going on and they don’t like it.

    But when he is gone we may need re education camps. :)

      • You’re welcome, Sadie.

        I had written a long and thoughtful post to you, but I got the message that I was posting too quickly. (?!)

        Gah.

        The bottom-line is that FCMABBHO is a adherent to Positive Liberty, and our founders were defenders of Negative Liberty.

        He’s a Commie as sure as I am a human being. Those who don’t agree obviously don’t have a grasp on the history of Communism and Antonio Gramsci.

  12. The predominately white neighborhoods in my town will not fare well on the “community services index for parks, transit, etc.” because most of them are in the predominately minority part of town. Just yesterday they announced a new bus service that provided “local service” with frequent stops in the minority neighborhood but outside of that the stops were 1 to 2 miles apart.

  13. They get their information about diversity from the census bureau.

    If you live in a mostly white neighborhood, you need to start listing all members of your family as black. Don’t forget to include ALL members of your family — your daughter who is away in college, your dead grandmother (she would SURELY want to be included), your cats, your dogs. If you own a black lab or a border collie, those are definitely black.

    Just make sure your only family is large and diverse. I used to work for the census bureau. Trust me; the census bureau takes your word for what you claim your race is.

  14. Then;

    “Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens. In respect of civil rights, all citizens are equal before the law. The humblest is the peer of the most powerful. The law regards man as man, and takes no account of his surroundings or of his color when his civil rights as guaranteed by the supreme law of the land are involved. It is therefore to be regretted that this high tribunal, the final expositor of the fundamental law of the land, has reached the conclusion that it is competent for a State to regulate the enjoyment by citizens of their civil rights solely upon the basis of race.” – Justice John Marshall Harlan. “Plessy v. Ferguson”.

    “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” – Chief Justice Roberts, “Parents Involved”

    Now;

    “For the first time ever, HUD is providing information, data to every single neighborhood in the nation, detailing what access African American families and other members of protected classes have to the community assets that I’m talking about – jobs, schools, transit.” – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan

    Brought to you by the “post-racial” President…
    *sigh*

    • African American is a person that is a naturalized citizen from Africa. The Constitution says we are CREATED equal, not that we are all entitled to equality. Laws of nature say that equality isn’t possible. Someone will always have more control. Right now it is people that aren’t White. Even Christians aren’t treated equal to Muslims in America. Again, no such thing as equality in all of nature. Created equal, we all have equal chances at birth to become what we wish to become.

  15. Maybe he learned some things in Africa?

    “Despite initial enthusiasm and early successes, the Ujamaa villagization scheme soon ran into difficulties, as people became increasingly reluctant to join Ujamaa villages. This, coupled with the rising cost of providing material incentives for the villages, engendered a move towards forceful methods of persuading people into collective villages – a method that the regime had earlier condemned and resolved not to employ. 1970 for instance, saw the
    start of “Operation Rufiji” whose idea was to move “by coercion if necessary”, the whole population of the lower Rufiji floodplain into Ujamaa villages on higher ground not so near the river. There was also “Operation Dodoma” conceived to solve the problem of the Dodoma region by moving all the people in the region into planned villages (Coulson, 1975: 55). ”

    http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/political%20science/volume8n1/ajps008001004.pdf

    That’s a fascinating article on African socialism that may read as coming attactions. Maybe Obama is shooting for THIS:

    “The death of Julius Nyerere, African independence leader and longtime dictator of Tanzania, evoked a flood of encomiums worldwide. The praise is misplaced.
    Nyerere’s approach devastated much of postcolonial Africa (Forbes,
    1999).

    !! How does a leader wreck a country’s economy yet die a national hero? Julius Nyerere’s inefficient leadership dried Tanzania of funds, but his personality was irresistible {Newsweek, 25 October, 1999). !!” (ibid., emphasis mine).

    Does the part in exclamitory brackets sound like any leaders YOU know? It does to me…

  16. I live in a town with HUGE houses. I do not live in one, but they are small mansions. Anyway, they put low-income housing in our town maybe 7 years ago. Must be what’s going to happen all over the country. I mean why not run down the entire country? Idiots

  17. You don’t think Obama is a Communist? Father worked as Communist at Commie newspaper in this country. Frank Marshall Davis, a card-carrying Communist was very, very “close” family friend, and looks more like Obama than his “father”. Obama admittedly sought Marxist friends and professors in college. Obama’s legislative and executive order priorities have ALWAYS been focused at centralizing power at the cost of the petite bourgeous; the middle class…the ONE class of people who are always the target of Marxist-Communist attempted take-overs. He is a “Christian” who holds Muslim prayer services in the White House. He and Adolf Hitler have many formative parallels, and Hitler used COMMUNIST TACTICS to take-over Germany—masqueraded as a Nationalist, and then targeted the Communists with genocide because they were a competitive political power with the same ends. You so-called educated people who do not know history are fools….getting the wool pulled over your eyes. It looks like, quacks like, and walks like—-a duck. It’s a duck.

  18. So you don’t think hussein is a communist? Are you OK with people thinking you are a fool? So, let’s see, if its big as a room, grey, has a huge trunk, a small tail, huge fan like ears and its a herbivore, you probably won’t think it’s an elephant. Right. Got you.

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  21. Apparently HUD will require race based housing prices.
    Of course, none of their actions will address the real cause of increased poverty rates among minorities. That is because the real cause has nothing to do with race. It is a marriage deficit. And, independent of race, poverty rates track single parent mother households better than any other factor. Incarceration rates, likewise, track single mother headed households rate. That was the plan from the beginning of LBJ’s so-called Great Society programs. Reward single mothers, encourage deadbeat dads. Keep them dependent on government and voting democrat.
    Until this is addressed, no amount of busing and forced moving will change this.

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