Monday, July 20, 2015

Housing Issues

For John, BLUFProblems with housing, based on Race, is across the nation.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Here is the Link to the InstaPundit Post and Comments, with this intro:
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff


joe from Lowell said...

I always wondered what it would take to get a conservative to write about racist housing segregation happening across the nation. This is a banner day.

Glenn Reynolds must be a big fan of the Eric Holder Civil Rights Division's aggressive handling of housing discrimination and desegregation cases. Uh huh.

C R Krieger said...

Actually, I thought Conservatives were sort of cowed by the Progressives and didn't feel free to say there were problems outside of Dixie.  Then The Wash Post steps forward.

For sure we have a problem and the problem does not provide an easy solution. Improving housing only works if the folks moving in assume responsibility for the housing, and have the jobs to be able to afford the responsibility, and have the social skills to allow them to keep those jobs and get promoted and the new neighbors need to accept, respect and help them. For this to happen, we need real leadership, the kind Senator Teddy Kennedy once showed over bussing in Boston.

Good luck to us.

Regards -- Cliff

joe from Lowell said...

I think you're onto something there, Cliff.

Why are conservatives generally shy about acknowledging issues of structural racism in housing? Because they're cowed by liberals, of course. That must be it.

The entire history of white flight in one sentence: conservatives would have done something about it, but those darn liberals won't let them.

You know, there are some people who have been talking about housing discrimination, disparate-impact segregation, suburban snob zoning, white flight, and other issues of structural racism in housing for quite a long time. Believe it or not, the response from conservatives when they've heard it has not been a quiet "Attaboy, you're so brave for speaking up, I just can't put my butt on the line."

C R Krieger said...

It's politics.  What did they get the last time they put their butts on the line.  I get it that LBJ moved the minority voters over into his column.  Then everyone erased the history of the previous 100 years, including the racism of President Woodrow Wilson.

And then the future Ambassador to India said that the policies being pursued would have a lot of blowback and he got tagged a racist.  Nice guy, can't think of his name.

The truth is out there. However, there are a lot of us cowards out in the crowd.

Regards  — Cliff