A report published Thursday by The Hill says President Barack Obama is pressing forward with new Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations that will withhold block grants to communities if they don’t build enough “affordable housing in wealthy neighborhoods.” The executive order, known as the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Act,” was issued by the president last year and will be used to promote racial quotas in white suburban neighborhoods. It will also force thousands of communities to house the nation’s burgeoning population of new immigrants.
“HUD is working with communities across the country to fulfill the promise of equal opportunity for all,” a spokesperson for the federal agency said, according to the Hill report. “The proposed policy seeks to break down barriers to access to opportunity in communities supported by HUD funds.”
In other words, it doesn’t matter that the families who currently live in these neighborhoods worked hard to achieve their American Dream. It is racist to deny that same outcome to those who haven’t worked for it. It should just be handed to them out of “fairness.”