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  • Obama administration to unveil major new rules targeting segregation across U.S.

    07/08/2015 4:51:37 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 197 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/08/2015 | Emily Badger
    CHICAGO -- When the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, it barred the outright racial discrimination that was then routine. It also required the government to go one step further — to actively dismantle segregation and foster integration in its place — a mandate that for decades has been largely forgotten, neglected and unenforced. Now, on Wednesday, the Obama administration will announce long-awaited rules designed to repair the law’s unfulfilled promise and promote the kind of racially integrated neighborhoods that have long eluded deeply segregated cities like Chicago and Baltimore. The new rules, a top demand of civil-rights groups,...
  • How Baltimore invented neighborhood segregation

    05/10/2015 9:47:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Vox.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Matthew Yglesias
    A lot has been written about Baltimore recently, but the most insightful commentary often comes from people who are not directly addressing the news. Back in 2010, Antero Pietila wrote Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City about Baltimore (h/t Tyler Cowen). The shaping was not subtle. Indeed, with a 1910 residential segregation ordinance passed by the City Council, Charm City literally invented the idea of legally enforcing neighborhood-level segregation: Baltimore's innovation was the use of government legislation to achieve systematic, citywide race separation. "Nothing like it can be found in any statute book or ordinance...
  • Chicago Is The Most Segregated City In America: Analysis

    05/06/2015 4:56:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 5/4/2015 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago is the most segregated city in the United States, while also being one of the most diverse, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Data. How can that be possible? Because “diversity” and “segregation” are two different things, when you look at them from a city-wide level and then the neighborhood level, writes Nate Silver, the founder and editor of the Five Thirty Eight blog. “Chicago deserves its reputation as a segregated city,” Silver writes. “But it is also an extremely diverse city. And the difference between those terms — which are often misused and...
  • Too many Asians? NY Dem lawmaker explores segregating public housing by race

    03/30/2015 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Apparently upset that “blocs” of Asians are taking over blocks of public housing in her district, a New York City councilwoman last week suggested “culture” be included when assigning people to public housing. “There could be some benefit to housing people by culture,” Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo told the New York Post. “I think it needs to be discussed.” lauriecumbo0330 Photo: New York Post If Cumbo weren’t a black woman Democrat from New York City in 2015 – if she were, say, a white male Democrat from Alabama in 1965 – everyone would know exactly what she was talking about when...
  • How White Flight Destroyed the Mississippi Delta (Blame Whitey)

    01/06/2015 6:15:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 100 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2014 | Alan Huffman
    In the Mississippi Delta town of Tchula, there’s a fading columned mansion that once belonged to Sara Virginia Jones, the daughter of a local plantation dynasty. Its walls were lined with nearly 400 works by artists as prominent as Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol. Then, in the 1990s, the house changed hands. Today, it is filled with framed photos of the current owner—Tchula’s controversial first black mayor, Eddie Carthan, who was in office from 1977 to 1981—posing with U.S. presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama and the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan.
  • Saudi Arabia's national airline to introduce gender segregation after a string of complaints

    01/02/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 2, 2015 | Emily Payne
    Saudi Arabia's national airline is allegedly planning to separate male and female passengers on its flights, in accordance to strict rules enforced by the Gulf kingdom. Gulf media report that Saudia will keep men and women segregated onboard, unless they are close relatives. The move follows a spate of complaints from male fliers unwilling to allow other males to sit next to their wives and other female family members.
  • 5 Special Things Black People Lost When Schools Were Integrated . . .

    12/12/2014 10:03:34 AM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 53 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | November 25, 2014 | Nick Chiles
    On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, that state laws establishing separate public schools for Black and white students were unconstitutional, violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The 9-0 decision was hailed as a major victory for the civil rights of African-Americans, paving the way for the integration of the nation’s schools. But in retrospect, while there was reason to celebrate the court decision, there were also many things the Black community lost after the Brown decision.
  • Mary Landrieu's Remark About Blacks in the South Was True—and Politically Shrewd.

    11/03/2014 7:24:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 3, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    As a Democrat, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is running up against the late stages of partisan realignment. But while the rise of the GOP in the South may end her political career, nobody has ever confused Landrieu for a political neophyte, or accused her of misunderstanding the essence of Louisiana politics. It’s against that backdrop that she attributed President Obama’s unpopularity in her state, in part, to the fact that “the South has not always been the friendliest place for African Americans.” As regional or cultural dog whistles go, this is significantly less contestable than, say, the GOP's incessant derision...
  • Brown v. Ferguson: Are We Better Off Separate Than Equal

    10/06/2014 7:51:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 6, 2014 | Torri Stuckey
    In a strange twist of fate, two age-old Civil Rights cases collide in Ferguson, MO -- half a century later. Is it just coincidence? Or could there be a deeper subliminal message lying tucked between the levels of America's consciousness? I decided to take a closer look. Forever connected, yet perched on the opposite ends of the spectrum, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and Brown v. Board of Education (1954) are two landmark Supreme Court cases in the fight for African-American civil rights. The former case legalized racial segregation under the "separate but equal" law, while the latter case outlawed the...
  • Missouri’s unrest exposes the reality of segregation

    08/17/2014 2:48:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 17, 2014 | Guardian News & Media Ltd
    Clashes highlight the divisions at the heart of America’s cities.Ferguson: The spectacle of American police acting like an occupying army in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson has shocked and baffled outsiders, but there was an explanation, of sorts, in a sleepy, tree-lined street just five minutes’ walk from the mayhem. Vickie Place is a row of single family homes built in the 1950s. They are modest but spacious, with gardens front and back, plenty of squirrels and a constant buzz from cicadas. The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old African American gunned down by police last Saturday, occupies...
  • Blame the Racism-of-Liberals for Ferguson, Missouri (Yesssssssssss)

    08/16/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    If liberals truly cared about the plight of today’s black community, they wouldn’t be “standing in solidarity” with a bunch of outraged looters in Ferguson, Missouri… They would be denouncing the party of the KKK, Jim Crow, and segregation. They would be burning the homes of gang members. They would be fighting for the single black mother who is facing up to three years in prison for deciding to defend her life with a firearm. In short… They would be rampaging against the morally bankrupt hustlers of victimhood and dependency. Or, to put it another way, they would be voting...
  • Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist

    08/11/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 18 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 8/11/14 | Anon
    The husband of a Democratic candidate running for a judicial seat in Connecticut has just made things very difficult for his wife.The husband of a Connecticut Democrat running for a probate judge seat caused a social media kerfluffle on Friday after it turned out he’s an enthusiastic backer of what looks a lot like white supremacy, much to the exasperation of his political wife, who faces the voters on Tuesday.Robert Freeman made headlines on Friday after his blog Mindweapons of Ragnarok was exposed by One People’s Project, an organization devoted to monitoring hate groups.On his blog, he writes how he...
  • Jim Crow And The Donkey: A History The Left Loves To Ignore

    07/30/2014 1:51:39 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/30/2014 | Ken Blackwell
    You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the left starts screeching. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union’s new booklet, “The Truth About Jim Crow,” (TTAJC) which National Review writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column. Benen cites a critique from the Atlanta Journal Constitution blogger Jay Bookman: “Jay Bookman took a closer look at the pamphlet Fund’s piece was promoting, highlighting some of its more glaring errors of fact and judgment.” And what errors of fact would those be, Steve? Bookman did not point out a...
  • Michelle Obama photograph a stark reminder of segregation era

    07/16/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/16/14 | Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
    On May 16, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision that outlawed racial segregation in America's public schools, Michelle Obama traveled to Topeka, Kansas, to visit the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. As the first lady toured the site with Stephanie Kyriazis, its chief of interpretation and education, she posed for a striking photograph that serves as a stark reminder of the segregation era. The image, taken by White House photographer Chuck Kennedy, was posted to the White House Flickr feed this week. After her tour, Mrs. Obama delivered an equally poignant...
  • Eugene Robinson: Hobby Lobby Sort of Like Segregationists

    06/30/2014 5:43:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hobby Lobby's objection on religious grounds to paying for abortion-causing contraceptives for its employees reminds Eugene Robinson of segregationists who cited the Bible in support of their views. In his great magnimity, Robinson allowed that the Hobby Lobby case "is perhaps a bit different." But if the WaPo columnist didn't think the segregation analogy was relevant, he presumably wouldn't have cited it in the first place on today's Morning Joe. There was also a point of light on the show. Donny Deutsch, after announcing that he was "far from a conservative," nevertheless went on to make the explicitly free-market argument...
  • Three Cords And The Truth

    06/10/2014 8:02:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Readers of my recent columns are already aware that UNC-Wilmington graduates can get a gold cord for good grades, a purple one for being a homosexual, and a lavender one for just being really supportive of homosexuals. Most readers probably think this is too many graduation cords. I actually think we need one more. In fact, I think we should offer a white graduation cord for students who got their degrees without ever asserting victim status in an effort to get something they didn't really deserve. Of course, if we ever do distribute these cords, we will have to decide...
  • Men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ expanded to include Black females

    05/29/2014 10:55:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | May 29, 2014 | George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – More than 200 African American men, ranging from a taxi driver to university professors, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women, saying they were “surprised and disappointed” that the president had sought to include only half of the race to tackle community-wide issues. A copy of the letter to Obama was obtained by the NNPA News Service. After praising the president for saying that addressing the needs of those left behind is as important as anything else he is undertaking, authors...
  • The Case against Reparations - A reply to Ta-Nehisi Coates

    05/24/2014 3:18:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | May 24, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    It may very well be the case that African Americans will never, no matter what policies are enacted, catch up economically with whites. Even assuming that invidious racism were an entirely negligible factor, it is likely that economic development will tend to proceed along broad racial channels if, for example, people of various ethnicities tend to largely marry within their ethnic group, live in neighborhoods largely populated by co-ethnics, and engage in other social-sorting behavior that is racial at its root but not really what we mean by the word “racism.” If that is the case — and it seems...
  • Woman Who Sends Her Kids to Elite Private Schools Whines About Segregation in Schools

    05/19/2014 2:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools blog ^ | May 17, 2014 | Jammie
    Is it just me or is this obnoxious witch just a tad hypocritical? Sixty years after the Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites, civil rights advocates say American schools are becoming increasingly segregated, while the first lady, Michelle Obama, lamented that “many young people are going to schools with kids who look just like them.” “Today, by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his final speech,” Mrs. Obama told 1,200 graduating high school seniors Friday here in the city that gave rise to the landmark Brown...
  • These Maps Show How Segregated The US Still Is

    05/18/2014 9:17:05 AM PDT · by blam · 102 replies
    BI ^ | 5-18-2014 | Pamela Engel
    These Maps Show How Segregated The US Still Is Pamela EngelApr. 28, 2014, 4:59 PM America might be less segregated now than ever, but it remains far from total racial integration. 2010 Census maps, posted to Reddit by user DMan9797, illustrate this point well. Check out the maps, in which darker spots show higher population density for a particular race (click here for larger versions):The highest concentration of African-Americans is in the Southeast: Segregation maps - Imgur/U.S. Census Bureau
  • Holder: subtle racism worse than bigoted outbursts

    05/17/2014 9:33:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2014 11:56 AM EDT
    Attorney General Eric Holder says subtle, institutionalized racism has a more “pernicious” effect than the occasional bigoted outburst. […] Holder noted that in some schools districts, “significant divisions persist and segregation has reoccurred,” including through discipline policies that affect black males more than whites. …
  • “I’m George C. Wallace (Democrat-AL) and I do NOT approve this message”

    05/17/2014 8:16:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-17-2014 | MOTUS
    As soon as Air Force Won Too lifted off with Lady M aboard, BO and Joey ran out for burgers and fries at the Shake Shack. He really shouldn’t do that. This sort of passive aggressive behavior completely sabotages MO’s Healthy Eating agenda and gives conservatives another excuse to accuse BO of behaving like an adolescent. “If she asks, it was all Joey’s idea.” And while the guys were goofing off at the malt shop, Lady M was in Topeka, working hard to advance our agenda. MO leads a roundtable discussion at Monroe High School in Topeka, Kansas Note to...
  • The Myth of Segregation's Return

    05/17/2014 4:58:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2014 | Mark Davis
    The 60th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision was sure to draw a flood of retrospectives and analysis, and properly so. But an equally safe bet was the hijacking of the occasion for the proliferation of agenda-driven malarkey. If you name something the “Civil Rights Project” and put it at UCLA, it becomes easy to predict what it will crank out. Just in time for what should be a celebration of a landmark ruling marking our societal path to enlightenment, along come these Debbie Downers to tell us that no, in fact, segregation is still very...
  • Obama hosts Brown v. Board families and lawyers

    05/16/2014 7:45:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 10:00 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama on Friday marked the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision by recommitting to “the long struggle to stamp out bigotry and racism in all their forms.” Obama also met Friday in the White House East Room with families of the plaintiffs, lead attorneys Jack Greenberg and William Coleman and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Greenberg argued the case; Coleman was a leading legal strategist. …
  • Civil Rights Act: Fact or Legend

    05/12/2014 10:13:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    Throughout my life, I have been impacted by the work of Martin Luther King and others as they worked to bring equality to people of my race. It is interesting, however, the way in which people interpret the events that have brought us to this point. Most importantly, as the nation marks the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, there is much about this historic piece of legislation that has been forgotten or deliberately misrepresented. Few contemporary American students may remember that its supposed champion, President Lyndon B. Johnson, left office under the cloud of the increasingly unpopular...
  • Purple Lavender White and Colored

    05/09/2014 5:32:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Mike Adams
    If you support segregation in the sports world you get fined and banished. But if you support segregation in the academic world you get tenured and promoted. Sometimes, you even get buildings named after you. I predict that after Chancellor Gary Miller leaves UNC-Wilmington they will name a building after him. I also predict that Miller Hall will have separate water fountains for white and colored people. My language may sound harsh but it is grounded in reality. Over the last three years, UNCW has become increasingly segregated along the lines of both race and sexual orientation. Recently, for example,...
  • Sowell: Republicans and Blacks

    03/24/2014 1:17:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 25, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time — and, above all, some serious thought — into how to go about doing it. Too many Republicans seem to think that the way to "reach out" is to offer blacks and other minorities what the Democrats are offering them. Some have even suggested that the channels to use are organizations like the NAACP and black "leaders" like Jesse...
  • Ethnic Cleansing At Air America Radio

    04/15/2005 10:09:05 AM PDT · by natelivingston · 111 replies · 3,514+ views
    The Cincinnati Black Blog ^ | April 13, 2005 | Nate Livingston
    I guess this should be filed in the "Washington Politics" thread ... I'm an African American registered Democrat. I don't mind giving conservative Republicans hell when they deserve it. But unlike many conservative, I don't mind speaking out against my Party when I think they are wrong and encouraging them to do the right thing. Anyway, white liberals are having fits about the article posted below, which was written by me and published on my blog, in Black newspapers across the country, and at the liberal Daily Kos blog. I'm posting the article here because I'd like to have some...
  • College group cancels diversity 'happy hour' after excluding white staffers

    03/12/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 68 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | March 11, 2014 | DREW MIKKELSEN
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- An attempt to fight racism at a community college may have backfired. A group of employees at South Puget Sound Community College sent out an invitation to all 300 staffers. The "Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color" encouraged employees to reply to the invitation to find out the confidential date and time of what was being called a "happy hour" to "build support and community" for people of color. The invite made it clear white people were not invited. The email read: "If you want to create space for white folks to meet and work on racism,...
  • President Obama Accuses Republicans Of Wanting To Segregate Homosexuals

    03/02/2014 5:36:37 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 58 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/02/14 | LD Jackson
    [caption id="attachment_17054" align="aligncenter" width="332"] Demonizer-in-Chief[/caption] I have said many times, President Obama is good at what he does. And what does he do, you may ask? He divides our country, stirring up hate and strife wherever he goes. He uses the same tactics on every issue he addresses. It matters not if he is talking about income inequality or the rights of homosexuals, he always uses the same kind of inflammatory speech to stir up his captive crowds to action. Remember how he sent his minions out to the personal residences of certain CEOs, right after he took office? He...
  • Franklin McCain Dies - Helped Start Sit-In Movement At Greensboro Lunch Counter (Greensboro Four)

    01/10/2014 9:36:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    WUNC - North Carolina Public Radio ^ | January 10, 2014 | Jeff Tiberii and Carol Jackson
    A Civil Rights pioneer has died. Franklin McCain was one of four teenagers who sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1, 1960... The freshmen from North Carolina A&T ignited a sit-in movement in the Jim Crow south that led to other key chapters in the Civil Rights era... Initially McCain and the other men were known as the A&T Four, because what they did was viewed as so controversial. In time, the city adopted them as their own, and today they're more commonly known as the Greensboro Four...
  • Farewell to the ‘Most Hated White Man in the South’

    12/24/2013 5:52:17 AM PST · by vikk · 22 replies
    The first thing I noticed when arriving at Birmingham’s Bethel Baptist Church of Collegeville today for the “homegoing” service of the Rev. Lamar Weaver, 85, was the hearse from Poole’s Funeral Chapels, Inc. How fitting since it was the Poole brothers, Ernest and John, who helped save Weaver’s life 56 years ago. On March 6, 1957, a day after the Alabama Public Commission ruled that waiting rooms designated for interstate travel must remain segregated, Weaver met the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Birmingham’s formidable civil rights leader and Bethel’s pastor, and his wife, Ruby, at Terminal Station. The Shuttlesworths had bought tickets...
  • Obamacare seeks to segregate patients, doctors by race

    10/20/2013 1:54:05 PM PDT · by blueyon · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/13 | Katie McHugh
    If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor under Obamacare — if you both belong to the same race. Obamacare’s spectacular flop of a rollout distracts from its crude calculus that encourages the allocation of healthcare resources along racial lines and a doctor-patient system splintered into ethnicities. While the 2010 Patient Protecion and Affordable Care Act’s language on diversity sounds innocuous, a review of the frankly separatist thinking of the law’s ardent supporters indicates Obamacare is aiming for a health care system that puts political correctness above the struggle against illness and death.
  • O'Reilly: Killing History

    07/31/2013 2:46:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-31-2013 | Ann Coulter
    July 31, 2013 O'Reilly: Killing History Ann Coulter Does anyone read anymore? I mean, besides tweets from Anthony Weiner? During his otherwise excellent commentaries on race in America, Bill O'Reilly, host of the No. 1 cable news show, claimed on Tuesday night that the one person who tried to help African-Americans more than any other was ... Robert F. Kennedy! No one laughed. I guess that's what they're teaching these days at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. (I can't wait to hear how Ted Kennedy helped eradicate drunk driving!) According to O'Reilly's Bizarro-World history, Bobby Kennedy was "the...
  • Marching Band Spells 'Trayvon' During Halftime of College Football Game

    09/08/2013 8:41:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/8/2013 | Noel Sheppard
    NewsBusters reported Saturday that the trustee of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, is trying to get an asteroid named after Trayvon Martin. At roughly the same time Saturday, the Ababama State University marching band paid tribute to Martin during halftime festivities of a football game in Jackson, Mississippi, which included actually spelling "Trayvon":
  • Sen. Tim Scott wasn’t invited to event commemorating MLK march on Washington

    08/28/2013 4:49:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug 28 2013 | By JOEL GEHRKE
    Sen. Tim Scott, R.-S.C., the only African American serving in the United States Senate, wasn't invited to the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington, though a host of Democratic luminaries spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. “Senator Scott was not invited to speak at the event,” Greg Blair, a spokesman for the South Carolina lawmaker, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “
  • Votes for Mortgages: If you liked the subprime crisis, you'll love what the feds are cooking up now

    08/12/2013 7:50:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/12/2013 | Joe Dantone
    Fannie and Freddie have been in operation for decades without problems until recently. Fannie began in 1938 as a quasi-governmental agency making affordable homes available to people by making the financing easier and funds more readily available by establishing a secondary market for mortgages. Previously banks had held onto their mortgages in a system called portfolio mortgages and were made mostly to their own account holders. With the homes as collateral, the banks then lent out that same money again to other local borrowers. If you remember the scene from It's a Wonderful Life when there is a run on...
  • Obama administration using housing department in effort to diversify neighborhoods

    08/08/2013 3:29:14 PM PDT · by yoe · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 8, 2013 | Doug McKelway
    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...
  • Charlotte Taskforce Recommends All Male, All Black K-12 School

    08/08/2013 1:38:12 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 08/08/2013 | By Sarah Siskind
    Schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, are taking a moment to reevaluate things. According to WBTV, district superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison has taken steps to confront serious problems in the education system. Of the 22 task forces Morrison created, one is tasked with addressing recurring problems of the black male youth. In the Charlotte-Mecklenburg district during last year alone, 20,000 black males were given short-term suspensions while 3,000 white males were given the same punishment. The discrepancy was one motivating for the task force to recommend the founding of a new, all male, all black school. Proponents argue that such a...
  • Obama Administration Using HUD To Push For More Diverse Neighborhoods

    08/08/2013 4:51:42 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 33 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/08/13 | LD Jackson
    It seems our government will never learn their lesson. For decades, we have seen the political leaders and bureaucrats in Washington push for fair housing practices. They used the Community Reinvestment Act to do this and with each liberal President we elected, the push was intensified. Thus, we saw the housing market plunge off a cliff because so many people who couldn't afford a mortgage received one, nonetheless. Some bankers were afraid to refuse loans because of threats by groups such as ACORN. This push was the beginning of the trend that helped steer our economy into the worst recession...
  • Obama administration using housing department to compel diversity in neighborhoods

    08/07/2013 7:19:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 7, 2013 | Doug Mckelway
    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...
  • Regionalism: Obama's Quiet Anti-Suburban Revolution

    07/30/2013 5:03:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 119 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 30, 2013 | Stanley Kurtz
    The consensus response to President Obama’s Knox College speech on the economy is that the administration has been reduced to pushing a menu of stale and timid policies that, in any case, won’t be enacted. But what if the administration isn’t actually out of ideas? What if Obama’s boldest policy initiative is merely something he’d rather not discuss? And what if that initiative is being enacted right now? A year ago, I published Spreading the Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. There I described the president’s second-term plan to press a transformative “regionalist” agenda...
  • Mark Levin on new HUD ‘fair housing’ program: Tyranny is HERE and it’s SPREADING…

    07/23/2013 1:30:05 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | July 23, 13 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin weighed in tonight on a new HUD ‘fair housing’ neighborhood-mapping diversity program that is supposed to help ‘integrate’ communities by giving people access to better communities than the ones they currently live in. It’s social engineering like we did with Fannie Mae and Fannie Mac in the recent past…or as Levin called said, it’s communism and he likened it to ‘North Korea’. Levin says that tyranny is here and it’s spreading: Folks, I’m trying to tell you something. …It’s here, tyranny is here. And it’s spreading. And I don’t care what Bob Dole says. I don’t care what...
  • Uncle Barack to Punish White Neighborhoods For Lack of Minority Families (Video)

    07/25/2013 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Sans-Culotte · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/23/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama’s latest plan to reshape America will involve punishing white communities for their lack of inclusion. Already the Obama Administration has doled out “damages” to 25,000 Americans in the last three years in housing reparation payments. It’s like Pigford on steroids. FOX NEWS VIDEO America Live reported:Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in a July 16 speech to the NAACP about a new regulation and database aimed at adding “protected classes” into predominantly white neighborhoods. The federal government is getting serious about pushing racial and ethnic diversity into America’s neighborhoods–and is using big data and big money...
  • Obama/Donovan Advocate Federal Redlining of Neighborhoods (But Illegal for Lenders to Redline)

    07/24/2013 12:02:52 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/24/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan gave an interesting speech at the NAACP meeting in Orlando on July 16th. To be sure, inner city poverty is a serious problem. The public policy question is how to best address this problem. But HUD Secretary Donovan lays the blame on racial discrimination. The key phrases in his speech are: “Bottom line: people are being denied their freedom of choice and the benefits of full citizenship. Yet because of the subtle nature of this discrimination, often times, they don’t even know they have been subjected to this abuse.” “That’s why HUD is enhancing its enforcement...
  • Donovan’s Reef: Forced Integration of Neighborhoods … Or Else! (Save The Spotted Owls)

    07/24/2013 9:12:21 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 30 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/24/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan gave an interesting speech at the NAACP meeting in Orlando on July 16th. The key phrases in his speech are: “Bottom line: people are being denied their freedom of choice and the benefits of full citizenship. Yet because of the subtle nature of this discrimination, often times, they don’t even know they have been subjected to this abuse.” “That’s why HUD is enhancing its enforcement techniques by initiating investigations on our own without waiting for individuals to file complaints.” This reminds me of the Federal government decision to slaughter barred owls … in order to save...
  • 'Fair Housing' Rule Establishes Diversity Data

    07/22/2013 4:25:06 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    www.cnsnews.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | Susan Jones
    HUD's New 'Fair Housing' Rule Establishes Diversity Data for Every Neighborhood in U.S. o ensure that "every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of," HUD has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in. The goal is to help communities understand "fair housing barriers" and "establish clear goals" for "improving integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation.
  • HUD's New 'Fair Housing' Rule Establishes Diversity Data for Every Neighborhood in U.S.

    07/22/2013 9:59:36 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/22/2013
    To ensure that "every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of," HUD has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in. The goal is to help communities understand "fair housing barriers" and "establish clear goals" for "improving integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation." “This proposed rule represents a 21st century approach to fair housing, a step forward to ensuring that every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of – where they...
  • HUD's New 'Fair Housing' Rule Establishes Diversity Data for Every Neighborhood in U.S.

    07/22/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 69 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | Susan Jones
    To ensure that "every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of," HUD has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in. The goal is to help communities understand "fair housing barriers" and "establish clear goals" for "improving integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation." “This proposed rule represents a 21st century approach to fair housing, a step forward to ensuring that every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of – where they...
  • Woman Warned Beach-Goers "Only Lesbians Can Park" Before Breaking Truck's Window With Cocktail Glass

    07/09/2013 5:01:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 9, 2013 | Barbara Hijek
    Parking near the beach on a holiday weekend is certainly a challenge. It appears Florida now has lesbian-only designated parking spots. Violators apparently get a free heavy cocktail glass hurled through their vehicle's window. Just ask these two women about it. On Saturday evening a woman, age 36, driving a 2012 Ford truck, and her friend, age 38, turned down a street near St. Augustine Beach and parked the truck. As they exited the truck, a woman who had been sitting on the upper deck of a residence along the street shouted down to them "Hey! Only lesbians can park...