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Kiss Chinatown goodbye under Obama data-mined racial quota system?

Kiss Chinatown goodbye under Obama data-mined racial quota system?

Obama admin racial data mining is about loss of freedom, not ending discrimination.

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After the recent Supreme Court ruling on “disparate impact” in housing, Amy predicted that social justice activists and lawyers had been given powerful precedent to use racial and ethnic data mining against developers who did not intentionally discriminate:

When the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Texas Department of Housing v. Inclusive Communities Project last week, social justice activists claimed a major victory in the battle against segregated housing. The decision endorsed a “disparate impact” analysis as applied to a Texas program that plaintiffs claimed distributes federal low income housing credits disproportionately, awarding too many credits to inner-city, predominately black neighborhoods and too few to suburban, predominately white neighborhoods….

Kennedy and the majority endorsed a form of social engineering just as pernicious as those that disparate impact analyses aim to correct. Instead of creating “more equality,” these methods do nothing but invent controversies for social justice groups and the courts to work out, and, as Clarence Thomas says, presume that defendants are “guilty of discrimination until proved innocent.”

In the NY Post, Paul Sperry of the Hoover Institution, highlights how massive data mining by numerous branches of the Obama administration is set to light a fire nationwide even where there is no government-sponsored, or intentional private discrimination in order to recreate communities and businesses, Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database:

A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.”

Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.

This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make “disparate impact” cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.

Big Brother Barack wants the databases operational before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online.

So civil-rights attorneys and urban activist groups will be able to exploit them to show patterns of “racial disparities” and “segregation,” even if no other evidence of discrimination exists.

Needless to say, the government database angle is generating the most interest, and rightly so.

Drudge Obama Secret Race Database

But it’s more than government power abuse.

If carried to it’s logical conclusion, the housing diversity initiative should result in communities with concentrated ethnicity — such as the Chinatowns, or Little Italy’s, or increasingly, Little Koreas — being forced to diversity. And don’t forget areas, particularly in New York City, with solid concentrations of Orthodox or Hasidic Jews.

The Post article continues:

The granddaddy of them all is the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing database, which the Department of Housing and Urban Development rolled out earlier this month to racially balance the nation, ZIP code by ZIP code. It will map every US neighborhood by four racial groups — white, Asian, black or African-American, and Hispanic/Latino — and publish “geospatial data” pinpointing racial imbalances.

The agency proposes using nonwhite populations of 50% or higher as the threshold for classifying segregated areas.

Federally funded cities deemed overly segregated will be pressured to change their zoning laws to allow construction of more subsidized housing in affluent areas in the suburbs, and relocate inner-city minorities to those predominantly white areas. HUD’s maps, which use dots to show the racial distribution or density in residential areas, will be used to select affordable-housing sites.

I realize that the goal of the law is to increase non-white groups in white areas. But that’s just the flip side of “desegregating” areas of non-white concentration obtained through the voluntary affinity of various group members.

Such voluntary affinity is a far cry from active discrimination. If people not of Chinese heritage were prohibited from living in a Chinatown by explicit or implicit city or private policies or conduct, that would be one thing.

But the mere fact that people of one racial, religious or ethnic origin are voluntarily drawn to a particular area for a variety of cultural reasons should be none of the government’s business.

But nowadays, everything seems to be the government’s business.

So kiss Chinatown goodbye if the government diversity push is honestly and fairly applied.

Just another loss of freedom.

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Comments

nordic_prince | July 19, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Freedom of association, like the Constitution, is yet another thing that sticks in Zero’s craw, and he thinks he has to piss on it. He is like the brat whom nobody wanted to play with, and now that he’s drunk on power, he’s intent on revenge. He can go take a long walk off a short pier.

We need a Constitutional amendment changing the qualifications for President to include passing a thorough psychiatric examination. Narcissitic sociopaths, especially those with repressed rage and/or internalized hate, really shouldn’t be permitted to occupy the White House ~

    snopercod in reply to nordic_prince. | July 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    He is like the brat whom nobody wanted to play with, and now that he’s drunk on power, he’s intent on revenge.

    You just described Ellsworth Toohey from The Fountainhead.

Do you mean that the muslim caliphate in Dearborn is going to have to integrate a bunch of beer drinking, rib eating, dog owning black folks? Or those weird Somalis up in Minneapolis will have to integrate a bunch of hillbillies and pork pulling red necks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f2j_a_7XkE

This is the wrap up our fundamental transformation. Michelle Obama is up to her eyeballs in this scheme too, food deserts, not welcome in museums, ect. ect. ect. I hope this is illegal and something can be done to stop them. I pray for our children daily.

Ahh yes, Barry the “post-racial” President.

I have actually attended the rollout of these Equity Atlases and listened to the anger. President Obama’s first initiative in office on the day of his inauguration was an XO on the Open Data Initiative. http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/conclusion-now-enacting-the-long-sought-planned-economy-and-society-via-the-open-data-initiative/ explains that and also covers the McKinsey Global Institute’s report on the use of Big data to plan society.

The whole time this case was being briefed everyone knew that whether disparate impact would also be used as a cudgel in K-12 and higher ed depended on the housing ruling. Now they have both and last week the Senate and House passed legislation forcing personalized learning and the collection of non-cognitive and social and emotional learning needs on every student. With DoED insisting that Equity in student outcomes is now a civil right. Only social engineering can meet the desire mandate and that is precisely what the Equity and Excellence White House Commission as well as the League of Innovative Schools is calling for.

This is a huge problem. Thanks for bringing it further out in the open. Also look up FuturICT.

Subotai Bahadur | July 19, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Y’all do realize that not one community of those who by virtue of race, ideology, or national origin are amongst those who are “more equal than others” before the law will be receiving any of those who are “less equal than others” before the law. It will be mainstream culture neighborhoods that will be FORCED to adapt to whoever the almighty State moves into their neighborhoods. At gunpoint and point of court order [think Kelo] if necessary.

Civil Rights laws do NOT apply to the mainstream culture. For that matter, the law is whatever the Executive Branch and the Courts decide was really, really meant. Not those silly old words that are written in the statute. The Supreme Court says so.

So there is no point in trying to obey the law, because there is no way to know what the law will be at any given moment. Or retroactively.

He wants a race war. He will probably get it. The outcome will not be what the “protected classes” think it will be.

    The Aspen Institute that partners with the US Department of Commerce on an initiative called the Communities that Work partnership has another initiative. RETOC is an acronym that stands for Racial Equity Theory of Change.

    I wish I was kidding.

HUD needs to be shuttered and its budget zeroed out. There is no earthly reason for the federal government to be subsidizing housing, especially giving the quality of their work so far.

And the next President should immediately fire anyone involved in this race database – including civil service employees, offer them an exit package or let ’em sue. Then destroy it.

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The best platform – although to win, a candidate must be positive and forward-looking – would be to systematically erase every trace of Obama from the Executive branch and the polity generally.

There is a simple solution. Since discrimination on race is not only illegal but historically destructive (jim crow), outlaw the collection of statistics based on race.

I’ll bet a majority of people in this country would gladly support a constitutional amendment to that effect. And everything would be better until SCOTUS ruled that a ban on racial statistics REQUIRED collection of racial statistics.

Hmmm. There may be a slight flaw in my theory.

Hispanic/Latino is NOT A RACE, it is an ethnicity. Something like 40% of Hispanics also claim “white” as race.

So this gives another tool of convenience to the New Totalitarians. Is your town 51% Hispanic and votes Republican? Then you must be discriminating against the “brown” people.

Vote Democrat? Oh Looky! You’re over 50% white! Never mind, move along.

This topic raises an interesting possibility, at least to me: Could a future president deep six a federal department via an executive order? For example, order that HUD, or name your choice, to simply shutter its doors or perhaps just not do anything at all, each and every day, or simply to not execute any order not thoroughly vetted by that department’s IG and a civilian staff of unpaid consultants, which would meet on every second occasion of a Blue Moon.

Presented with tongue fully in cheek, but only in that many of you could propose even better ways to so implement this concept! Benign sabotage of Progressive / Socialist endeavors would be my goal, never to hurt anyone, not even the wounded pride of federal bureaucrats!

Building on Darleenclick’s point above:

This is a hard-sell attempt at “cracking & packing” as political watchers put it. The idea here is to take minorities from inner cities (who invariably will be Democrat voters) and put them in largely “Republican” suburbs, thus changing the demographics of the voter population.

The thought is that if you can dilute a “republican” area without damaging the voter base in the “democrat” area, then for the Democrat’s it’s a net-win. This will have larger consequences, as a more “republican” candidate may no longer be able to win what was once a “safe” district, and a local party or group may “self-select” a more “moderate” candidate in order to attempt to get cross-over appeal.

I can especially see this becoming an issue in NY State, where the Democrats downstate control everything, but the Republicans upstate can stomp on them through control of the State Senate.

    randian in reply to Chuck Skinner. | July 20, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Exactly. Take a 99% Democrat black district and dilute it to 70% Democrat, while turning a 70% Republican district into a 55% Democrat district.

I have a hard time believing that this policy will be applied in such a fair manner that Chinatowns will be broken up.

    Barry in reply to JBourque. | July 19, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    “…this policy will be applied in such a fair manner…”

    As fair as any other “law/policy” involving race. In other words, no, of course not.

Midwest Rhino | July 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Race is so hard to prove. Will I be told what my race is, or can I choose? A 3% black town could turn 23% black in the next census, with no one moving, just more people self identifying as black. Can they prove my great-grandma (God rest her soul) was not black? How dare they … I’ve always felt Native-American myself, right Lizzy? If it works for Warren’s entrance to Harvard, it ought to work for me.

These commies are just tools for the old Soviet infiltrators, that have been working at tearing down our society for 100 years. Will America not see through the problems of forced segregation of traditional old ethnic neighborhoods?

This “disparate impact” ruling seems to indicate we have really lost the Supreme Court to the feelings of the wise Latina. Just in case we didn’t already know that from them writing law in Obamacare part I & II, and the new found gay marriage, based on “true love”.

Another year and a half to go. And that’s just for John Boehner and Pee Wee Prebus.

Just imagine what this psychopath Obama is going to pull in that time, while Officer Boehenr hides out in whatever donut shop he normally hides in.

“…. if the government diversity push is honestly and fairly applied.”

That should have been part of the second sentence in the beginning of the article, not the second to last.

We all know, at least coherent individuals know, that these regulations will NOT be implemented evenly. The regs have one purpose and one purpose only, to destroy prodominently white middle class and upper class areas and that is how they will be carried out.

As a black, Chinese, single queer mother, this doesn’t bother me at all.

Hell, there are LOTS of suburbs that might recruit me…!!!

buckeyeminuteman | July 20, 2015 at 1:59 pm

I don’t know of too many ethnic minorities who want to live in my Amish community. With such a heavy concentration of hard working “whites” out here in Amish country, the diversity inequality is staggering!

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