• Not for long if feds get their way.
By Tarrah Baptista —
Federal bureaucrats believe they know better than you what your neighborhood should look like. It’s all part of a major initiative called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that seeks to integrate minorities from urban areas into predominantly white suburbs for the sake of promoting “diversity.” Plans to make this social-engineering project more effective are expected to be finalized before the end of this year.
State and local jurisdictions that are currently receiving federal grants will be tasked with following new AFFH guidelines that require them to “conduct an Analysis to identify Impediments to fair housing choice [AI], take appropriate actions to overcome the effects of any impediments identified through the analysis [and] maintain records reflecting the analysis and actions taken in this regard.”
In reality, AI is not promoting inexpensive housing for all. Instead, it’s code for identifying areas where one race may be too concentrated.
Broken down, AFFH rules suggest that local governments will now be required to document so-called racial disparities within their communities. If an “impediment” is identified, land use decisions will have to be rezoned to make room for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing units specifically for minorities. They will then have to keep records on how the populations grow over time.
To see that AI is really about race, all one has to do is look at the case of Westchester County, New York. For years, this quiet county just outside of New York City had been taking federal grant money to build inexpensive housing outside the city for working-class and poor Americans. However, in 2009, its municipalities were deemed to be too white. According to a lawsuit filed against the county by the nonprofit legal group Anti-Discrimination Center, less than 3% of the population in Westchester at the time was black, and less than 7% was Hispanic.
Because these populations were not socially engineered to AFFH’s vague specifications about ethnic diversity, a federal judge eventually ruled against Westchester.
The county ended up having to pay $50 million to build 750 additional housing units and make them available to minorities in areas with low black and Hispanic populations.
Following the case against Westchester, AFFH rules are being even more strictly defined, and the push for greater enforcement has become evident.
Shaun L.S. Donavan, former secretary of HUD, told the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at its 104th annual convention that the old rules were “a meaningless paper exercise without any teeth.” He also stated twice that HUD is looking into “stepping up fair housing enforcement.”
Donovan has since become the director of the Office of Management and Budget, which happens to be the office that will manage and oversee the inner workings of how AFFH’s new rules will be carried out.
These will include new tools that zoning boards are expected to use to document how diverse a county is as well as define what is expected in terms of promoting racial diversity—whether or not local communities want it.
Tarrah Elizabeth Baptista is a freelance writer and traditional mother. Her writing focuses on European heritage, sustainable farming, truth in history, Bible study, wellness and nutrition, reestablishing the Confederacy and freedom.
I used to get jumped in Junior High and High School. Today, thanks to the professional race hustlers, (and the total denial by mainstream media), this has actually become a national pastime with blacks in America. Google “black mob violence.”
And has anybody here read about the four black guys who kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered a college couple? Yeah, BOTH of them!
BILL WHITTLE: FERGUSON AND THE REAL RACE WAR (YouTube Truth Revolt)
Bill Whittle: Lena Dunham, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder and the New Barbarism (Truth Revolt) UN-Believable
“In 1991, legal scholar Patricia J. Williams wrote that Brawley “has been the victim of some unspeakable crime. No matter how she got there. No matter who did it to her—and even if she did it to herself.”
“We clear on that? Doctor of Jurisprudence from Harvard Law School and current law professor at Columbia University, said that Tawana Brawley—who slandered an innocent man with the most vile charges imaginable to avoid a beating from her own mother—was not the perpetrator of an unspeakable crime, but the victim of one.”
Ben Shapiro: The Myth or The True Story of Michael Brown, Gentle Giant (Truth Revolt)
Ben Shapiro exposes the truth behind the media-created myth of Gentle Giant Michael Brown, the unarmed teen gunned down in cold blood by a white racist cop for the crime of walking while black. Except that every part of that story is a lie.
Colin Flaherty articles
Jesse Peterson Show: Black Thugs Target Innocent Whites in Knockout “Game”
NOT A HATE CRIME: Ithaca woman gets face sliced open by four black women
I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the many great contributions of the Black community and their culture to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature makes them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture. Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Real estate values are fueled by the influx of African Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nurturing of these communities, an example of all they have achieved by their enthusiasm for self-improvement through hard work and a self-reliant can-do nature. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation.
Presently enriching the cities of Spokane WA, Chicago IL, Philadelphia PA, Washington D.C., St. Louis MO, New Orleans LA, Los Angeles CA, Flint MI, Baltimore MD, Pontiac MI, Gary IN, Newark NJ, Cleveland OH, Atlanta GA, Richmond VA, Memphis TN, Birmingham AL, Camden NJ; and let’s not forget Detroit, the tourism capital of the world!!!!!
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Allow me to interject, the black culture in this country is dysfunctional to the core. There seems to be a black predisposition to self-implode, shun education, glorify violence, breed irresponsibly, hold human life in low regard, and point fingers at others when you end up reaping what you sow. Anywhere in the world that blacks have critical mass things are a disaster. That is a fact. At some point you just have to look in the mirror and accept responsibility for your plight. To black folks I say get your house in order and if things don’t improve for you then you have a valid case against the white man.
All of you Afro-centric types out there who love to follow the narrative that your progress has been somehow impeded because of white oppression. If, and I say IF, Africa was this place of innovation and wonder with a booming economy and first world civilization then you all might have a point. However, interestingly enough it is a third world waste land devoid of anything resembling first world living standards. In fact the only parts of Africa with anything resembling any type of civilization are in the North where Arabs have majority and control, and even there things are not much better. The rest is a dump that is ironically rich in natural resources that nobody seems to be able to harvest without outside help. How many millions of Africans would be dead right now if it were not for white countries constantly sending aid to help them feed their people? In fact the only place in this whole world where blacks CAN prosper is within the evil oppressive borders of racist America. How could that be? Now, this is going make a lot of you upset, but the vast majority of wealthy blacks in this country made their money in sport and entertainment. Very little brain power involved yet you all complain like no other group in the history of mankind, as if nobody else has been subject to an oppressive history. Where are your scientists, innovators, physicists, and scholars? I’m not saying that they do not exist but they are grossly underrepresented.
BLACK HISTORY, ETC.
Part of my “Library.” The first six books I read when I started to question my racism at 15 and 16. I didn’t read Uncle Tom’s Cabin until about 10 years ago. I really kicked myself for that after I’d read the book. I even wrote a “Racism Speech” (read memoirs) to hand down to my kids. See this and “Public Records” in my Facebook Notes.
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin and Robert Bonazzi
Malcolm X by Alex Haley.
Roots by Alex Haley
Rivers of Blood-Years of Darkness by Robert E. Conot.
Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown.
The Man by Irving Wallace
Uncle Toms’ Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Clockers by Richard Price
Growing Up King by Dexter Scott King
Acts of Faith by Philipines
America Behind the Color Line by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The Slave Ship by Marcus Rediker
Mutiny on the Amistad by Howard Jones
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. Edited by Clayborne Carson
My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass & Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Longest Memory by Fred D’Aguiar
Africans and Their History by Joseph E. Harris
The Poetry of Black America by Arnold Adoff
Lyrics of Lowly Life by Paul Lawrence Dunbar (The Spellin’ Bee)
Slavery, Terrorism and Islam and Holocaust in Rwanda by Peter Hammond
I have a problem with forced desegregation and the moving of the cities’ ghettos into predominantly homogeneous WHITE POPULATIONS. If people NATURALLY do this on their own, that’s another thing. But it is government forced and our money paying for it.
“Is Ms. Baptista suggesting that racial segregation in housing is a good thing?”
No sir, I’m not suggesting forced segregation as a good thing. I’m making the point that forced desegregation is a bad thing. These affirmative action programs are causing racial conflict and result in situations that are not being discussed in the mainstream media. The rise of black on white crime in America is a growing problem and it’s the fault of the federal government imposing these rules on small towns by use of our tax dollars (the funds you have mentioned.)
Here is a recent tragedy (among many) that was brought to us by forced desegregation policies. This young girl was forced to go to a school outside of her mainly white town to a district that has a higher black population. She ended up getting killed in a shootout which is common in black areas. Here is just one of the many reasons why the “radical right” is reporting these crimes that the liberal media is ignoring.
“Ms. Baptista clearly does not understand that when a jurisdiction like Westchester County accepts Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, it agrees to abide by the rules for receiving those funds.”
Actually I do understand this very clearly. Before I wrote this article I read through a ton of manuals. In short, the Federal government is using our tax dollars as bribe money to force these desegregation rules that are upheld as obligation to the Fair Housing Act. These rules are not laws. As of now Obama and his Administration are looking into enforcing these rules as stated in my article. With this noted, I agree that it does fall on the county to abide by these rules if they are accepting these funds. Which is why I believe counties should not accept such funds (bribes.)
I also understand this began with Lyndon B. Johnson with his passing of the Fair House Act which is Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, not Gerald Ford.
“The proposed AFFH rule doesn’t do anything that Ms. Baptista claims it does.”
I suggest you review the sources embedded in this article so you can see that I have reported facts from HUD and other government websites.
Ms. Baptista clearly does not understand that when a jurisdiction like Westchester County accepts Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, it agrees to abide by the rules for receiving those funds. And those rules have included, since the inception of CDBG in 1974, using the funds to affirmatively further fair housing, namely to reduce racial, ethnic, and economic housing segregation. Nobody is forcing Westchester County to accept CDBG funds. But if Westchester County accepts these funds, it legally must abide by the rules for receiving the money. The county did not abide, and that’s why the False Claims Act lawsuit was filed and the county eventually stopped fighting the case which it was badly losing.
I don’t know of any gentle, diplomatic way to put it, so I’ll just say Ms. Baptista is repeating the “big lie” about the affirmatively furthering fair housing” rule like the rest of the radical right. I read the entire proposed rule and submitted 23 pages of comments to HUD on how to refine it. The proposed AFFH rule doesn’t do anything that Ms. Baptista claims it does. What Ms. Baptista has selectively chosen to ignore is that the obligation to affirmatively further fair housing has been around since Republican President Gerald Ford signed the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974. And she chooses to ignore that this obligation applies only to jurisdictions that choose to accept Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and some other federal funds. The rules does not require wholesale changes in local zoning. It just requires that jurisdictions that accept CDBG funds play by the rules and stop discriminating against protected classes under the nation’s Fair Housing Act and Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 signed by Republican President Ronald Reagan.
The only social engineering going on is by the cities and counties that use their zoning laws to totally exclude housing that teachers, seniors, recent college graduates, and others with modest household incomes can afford. The only social engineering going on is by the cities and real estate brokers who systematically keep minorities that can afford existing housing from buying or renting it—or even looking at it. Study after study shows that racial discrimination in housing still runs rampant—and accounts for levels of racial segregation in American that are more intense than in South Africa.
Now I guess if you think there is something right about this level of segregation and social engineering that forces segregation on us, then you should support Ms. Baptista. But if you care about actual facts, if you actually read the proposed AFFH rule, and if you believe in the promise of this nation’s Constitution, then you should reject lies that Ms. Baptista advances.