The Left's Latest Battleground Is Your Neighborhood

The progressives running the Biden administration are planning a two-pronged strategy to attack traditional suburban families where they live — in their homes and schools.  The Biden campaign platform, largely written by Bernie Sanders and his supporters, called for initiatives for equity in housing and education.  Going forward, these will translate into actions by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assert its policy to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) and for the Department of Education to impose Critical Race Theory (CRT) to attack both real and intellectual property.  The strategy got underway with the new president’s executive order on equity that calls for “an ambitious whole-of-government equity agenda.”

Their primary weapon is the concept of disparate impact, a conveniently squishy theory that there needs to be no factual finding of discriminatory zoning or racism in schools to conclude that a community is racist.  All disparate impact requires is for a bureaucrat to declare an imbalance of race or income among the residents of a local community or in its school’s Advanced Placement courses.

To understand the seriousness of the assault, it is necessary to understand the philosophical origins of the left’s positions on private property and the class struggle.  The first tenet of Marxism is the abolition of private real property.  The second is the class struggle between the oppressed proletariat and the oppressing bourgeoisie.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Marxism was adapted to education, called Critical Race Theory.  Proponents of CRT believe that racism is normal in the U.S. and that black Americans, Latinos, and American Indians are excluded from educational equity.  They believe that inequity stems from the “tension” between property rights and human rights.  More recently, Black Lives Matter explicitly reframed the Marxist class struggle between the oppressed and the oppressors in terms of blackness and whiteness.

HUD’s actions during Obama administration provide a template for what is coming.  During the Obama administration, HUD targeted specific affluent communities: Marin County on the West Coast and Westchester County on the East Coast.  HUD was armed with the Fair Housing Act, which required a determination of discriminatory housing or zoning practices, to force the two counties to build affordable housing units for disadvantaged minorities.  Marin caved immediately; Westchester successfully fought HUD.

Future attacks on property rights will be carried out by HUD by using the concept of disparate impact to eliminate what it calls exclusionary zoning, which HUD believes has prevented non-white people and low-income families from living in affluent communities with good school systems.  The Biden administration may try to legislate this through the HOME Act of 2019, proposed by Senator Cory Booker and House majority whip Rep. James Clyburn.  HOME would give states and localities block grants to be used to change single-family zoning policies and local regulations.  Even if Congress does not pass the HOME Act, Biden’s executive order on equity already gives HUD and the Department of Education new powers to roll out the double-barreled assault….[    ]

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final frontier
1 month ago

I know some old folks grew up in the South Bronx in the 40s. They were poor, no welfare, no food stamps,but they were clean and responsible. Today it’s a war zone I wouldnt send a dog through. Garbage thrown out windows. Urinating in alleys, little toys on the street at 2am. No pride, no responsibility, complete filth and crime. Good luck with living with this kind of specimen.

lenient
1 month ago

Disparate impact is just as much BS as the supposed systemic racism inflicting the US. It’s all smoke and mirrors and no actual concrete facts to justify their slander.

teg
teg
1 month ago

Dems are all for eliminating “discriminating zoning” until it lands in their own neighborhoods and it becomes personal. Once crime increases and their home prices plummet then all the sudden it’s not such a great idea anymore.

Uhm
Uhm
1 month ago

Avoid all Democrat-run cities.

lantern
1 month ago

Communities of color = colored neighborhood.

or ghettos.

WTF
WTF
1 month ago

Communities of color = colored neighborhood.

active
1 month ago

Not only the neighborhoods but the schools, too. If you have kids in any democrat marxist woked city, take them out ASAP.
It is child abuse sending your kids to a public school.

Space Marine
1 month ago

No worries, Tyrone and Shaniqua the social worker will be enforcing (or not, depending on your skin color) the law with force of arms.

M Wing
1 month ago

I’ve witnessed many neighborhoods completely destroyed by blacks. I’ve seen their quick anger and senseless violence up close. I’ve seen their ignorance become social norms. If they come to your neighborhood, run….

Nailed It
1 month ago

IN 75 BIGGEST AMERICAN COUNTIES blacks 15% of population and were charged with:
 
62 % of robberies, 
57 % of murders 
45 % of assaults 
 
https://socialjusticeresourcecenter.org/facts-and-figures/criminal-justice-system/
 
https://www.dailywire.com/news/7-statistics-you-need-know-about-black-black-crime-aaron-bandler

No Comment
1 month ago

I used to live in the Illinois/Iowa boarder and joggers invaded and ruined the whole Quad City Area. Cesspool now.

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