By: Laura Meyers
In an article in New York Post, Paul Sperry suggests the Obama administration has launched a number of nation-wide data collection projects that segregate communities by race in order to identify patterns of “racial disparities” and “segregation” for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.”
A housing database, mortgage database, credit database, employment database, and a school database are the mediums being used for data collection.
Rolled out by the Department of Housing and Urban Development this month, The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing database will map every US neighborhood by four racial groups. and publish “geospatial data” by outlining racial imbalances neighborhood by neighborhood.
Any area with a population of 50% non-whites or higher will be classified as “segregated.”
“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,” the article reads.
The project’s mission statement reads, “For more than forty years, HUD funding recipients have been obligated by law to reduce barriers to fair housing. Established in the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the law directs HUD and its program participants to affirmatively further the Act’s goals of promoting fair housing and equal opportunity. The final rule on affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) aims to provide all HUD grantees with clear guidelines and the data that will help them to achieve those goals, because no child’s ZIP code should determine her opportunity to achieve.”
A second database that targets schools, the Civil Rights Data Collection Project, is not only overreaching, but also mandatory.
Any school or district that doesn’t comply with collection of student suspensions and expulsions (by race) will be punished. Every public school district in the nation is being targeted.
“Districts that show disparities in discipline will be targeted for reform,” Sperry writes. “Several already have been forced to revise their discipline policies, which has led to violent disruptions in classrooms.”
The feds are aiming to figure out how many blacks versus white are enrolled in “gifted-and-talented” programs and advanced placement courses.
“Schools that show blacks and Latinos under-enrolled in such curricula, to an undefined “statistically significant degree,” could open themselves up to investigation and lawsuits by the department’s Civil Rights Office,” the articles states.
The Civil Rights Data Collection Project is being conducted by the Office for Civil Rights, whose purpose is “to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.”
Every database that has been rolled out has not been the result of complaints or evidence of racial discrimination.
One can then assume that the purpose of these federal databases is to collect enough “proof” for federal subsidy.
Without the federal government, who else would collect our money to pay people to tell us that we’re racist?