The next liberal cause: diversity in residential neighborhoods
Conservatives are aware of how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, created by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, instantly transformed the Act’s prohibition on racial discrimination in employment into a requirement for racial quotas in employment, which the EEOC said was the only way to assure that there was no discrimination. In other words, the liberals instantly changed a right-liberal law, requiring that all individuals be treated under the same rules regardless of their background, into a left-liberal law, or, more precisely, a racial-socialist law, requiring equality of results for all groups.
Now, Kathleen Parker tells it in the Washington Post, liberals are getting ready to do the same thing with housing.
You’ll Love Diversity—Or Else
Dan R. writes:
Do you ever feel like you’re living in the Soviet Union? More and more it’s becoming like that, with our natural inclinations to associate with whom we want overruled by the engineers of the command society. And coming down the pike, strengthened “hate crimes” laws and another amnesty push. That Obama could have been elected so easily tells us more than we’d like to know. The evidence of what he was about was out there for all to see. One could say the American people were stupid, but I think it’s more that the American people wanted this outcome. We are in very deep doo-doo.James N. writes:
Per Kathleen Parker: “happy diversity is an organic process that results when like-minded citizens congregate around shared values and interests. Sometimes neighbors of diverse backgrounds share affection for old houses, or window boxes, or pet-friendliness…”LA replies:
Right. As moderate liberal, she thinks all that’s needed is good procedures. She doesn’t recognize that there are substantive differences among different ethnic groups. However, to her credit, she does defend racially homogeneous neighborhoods as natural.April 21
Derek C. writes:
I’m way late to the discussion over the diversity-in-neighborhoods push. If it really happens, it’ll create exactly the backlash the GOP is looking for (though they won’t admit it). The funniest line is the bit about wanting to live in an “interesting neighborhood.” It’s kind of like that Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” Now the American version can be: “May you live in an interesting neighborhood.”Adela G.writes:
In the article to which you link, Katherine Parker writes: “Is it only luck—or the absence thereof—that determines how people cluster themselves?”Robert B. writes:
This is the same program my son nearly fell victim to in his freshman year of college. At the time, I wrote to you concerning this program and detailing it as highly anti-white, anti-Western. My lawyer used FIRE’s website to combat these people and succeeded in getting my son acquitted of trumped up charges. The tactic was being used by the “Residency Life” director to get rid of conservative students who refused to knuckle under.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 18, 2009 08:42 AM | Send