From the NYT:
Trump Administration Postpones an Obama Fair-Housing Rule
By EMILY BADGER and JOHN ELIGON JAN. 4, 2018
Undermining another Obama-era initiative, the Trump administration plans to delay enforcement of a federal housing rule that requires communities to address patterns of racial residential segregation.
This is Obama’s Daffy Duckish-sounding Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing policy. As I wrote in 2015 when Obama announced Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing:
You may wonder why The New York Times wants to disperse innocent blacks out to the hinterlands to be at the mercy of suburban white racists, but encouraging blacks to exit New York and D.C. is a feature, not a bug.
In the minds of Washington and New York elites, little Ferguson has come to embody their fears that obscure suburban nobodies are conspiring to slow the exodus of underclass African-Americans from gentrifying cities. What if suburbs like Ferguson don’t immediately welcome newcomers from the inner city with well-paying police jobs and city-council posts? How can New Yorkers and Washingtonians be sure of dumping their ghetto blacks on the rest of the country if the rest of the country isn’t wholly under their thumb?
The New York Times has been on a crusade over the manifest injustice that poor urban blacks are “segregated” out of suburbs by not being handed affordable housing in neighborhoods they can’t afford. Thus, to mark the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s assaults, the Times featured a long article entitled “An Indelible Black-and-White Line” about an unmarried, black St. Louis mother of three whose quest to live in a nice house in a nice suburb has been frustrated by the racist injustice that her Section 8 housing voucher isn’t lavish enough …