Social engineering. According to HUD, long-term solutions include “helping people gain access to different neighborhoods and channeling investments into under-served areas.” The mapping tool may guide development and zoning decisions, for example.
In a July 16 speech to the NAACP, Donovan said the American Dream still isn’t within equal reach of all communities. He lamented the lack of diversity in America’s boardrooms, schools, and the nation’s “strongest neighborhoods.”
“We have got to shape a future where ladders of opportunity are available for all Americans,” Donovan said. “For African Americans, this is critically important. Historically, for this community, the rungs on these ladders have been too far apart -– making it harder to reach the middle class.”
Prosperous Suburbs are now ‘racist’ and in the name of Diversity – Obama plans on identifying every neighborhood in America by race-population and ‘rectifying’ ”geospatial discrimination’.
Housing Secretary Donovan: HUD Is Publishing Census Data On Race For Nation’s Neighborhoods To Help “Expand Access To High Opportunity Neighborhoods And Draw Attention To Investment Possibilities In Underserved Communities.” From Sec. Shaun Donovan’s July 16 speech before the NAACP (emphasis added):
That guy’s so prog-nuts that I can’t believe he hasn’t been promoted to the EPA.
In all honesty, I’d be ok with trying Donovan’s idea — provided the first communities “every American is able to choose to live in” starts with the neighborhoods of John Kerry, Eric Holder, Shaun Donovan, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and all the rest. [Michelle Malkin]
That’s why I am proud to announce that this week we will publish a new rule to bring affirmatively further fair housing into the 21st century. This rule focuses on the traditional tenets of discrimination — and also gets at the essential issues of access to opportunity so imperative to 21st century equity.
Specifically, this new rule will:
- provide a clear definition of what it means to affirmatively further fair housing;
- outline a standard framework with well-defined parameters; and
- offer targeted guidance and assistance to help grantees complete this assessment.
Perhaps most important — for the first time ever — HUD is providing data for every neighborhood in the nation, detailing what access African American families, and other members of protected classes, have to the community assets I talked about earlier — including jobs, schools and transit.
With this data and the improved AFFH process, we can expand access to high opportunity neighborhoods and draw attention to investment possibilities in underserved communities. [Prepared Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan Before the NAACP’s 104th Annual Convention, HUD.gov, 7/16/13]