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On this 50th anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, there are countless articles in outlets like The New Yorker and The New York Times asking, in effect:

Fifty years after the Fair Housing Act, why are so many African Americans still stuck in economically hopeless, job-deprived slums, such as, say, Brooklyn, Washington DC, the Downtown Los Angeles area, or along Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive?

Why haven’t blacks been fully liberated to enjoy their human rights by living in vibrantly prosperous communities like, say, Ferguson, MO or McDowell County, West Virginia? When will Trump voters in Canton, Ohio finally welcome black refugees from places like, you know, Oakland, CA?

Screenshot 2018-04-11 16.52.47 Do you racist losers out in the sticks have any concept of how few jobs there are near the geographic center of the San Francisco Bay Area with its brutal climate that seldom gets over 85 or under 55?

Not to mention Oakland’s soul-crippling views of the fog rolling in over San Francisco?

What black people desperately need instead of waterfront urban living is to be surrounded by sprawl and long commutes to work, just like you deplorables. Ask Raj Chetty!

We need a national policy of affirmatively furthering fair housing by getting blacks out of the urban hellholes they currently live in and then force white people to pay for their White Privilege by, say, incentivizing certain whites to live in Oakland, Brooklyn, DC, the LA Basin, etc., without any black diversity around their neighborhoods anymore to make their contemptible white lives the least bit meaningful.

In fact, I’m such a woke white wonk myself that I might even volunteer to move to a black-free Bed-Stuy. I don’t know how my children would survive walking each morning down the block to their free neighborhood public school with no poor blacks in it, but we’ll just have to make do.

 
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