If your neighborhood is insufficiently vibrant, Obama has a plan to fix that:
In a move some claim is tantamount to social engineering, the
Department of Housing and Urban Development is imposing a new rule that
would allow the feds to track diversity in America’s neighborhoods and
then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory.
The policy is called, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” It
will require HUD to gather data on segregation and discrimination in
every single neighborhood and try to remedy it. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan unveiled the federal rule at the NAACP convention in July.
“Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest hit communities, no matter
how hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child,
even her lifespan, is determined by the zip code she grows up in. This
is simply wrong,” he said. Data from this discrimination database would be used with zoning
laws, housing finance policy, infrastructure planning and transportation
to alleviate alleged discrimination and segregation.
I think this is what one calls “a clarifying moment”. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for “anti-racists” to change their position once they are forced to actually live in close exposure to vibrancy.
This should work about as well as busing did in the 1970s.