Ain’t that America

Towns/Cities that are 90 percent or more white: targeted for destruction by feds and DOJ

A forgotten story has resurfaced, courtesy of a nudge from a story published in the Daily Mail that had the provocative headline, Connecticut town which is 94% white ‘deliberately kept ethnic minorities out by denying them housing benefits’ (Hugo Gye, August 7, 2012):

A town in Connecticut deliberately tried to keep out non-white residents from settling in the area, according to a lawsuit. 

Winchester, a rural town with a population of just 11,000, is 94.4 per cent white, and official statistics show that it contains no African-American families. 

The lawsuit launched last week argues that town officials directed housing subsidies to white families to avoid an influx of ethnic minorities.

The Winchester Housing Authority is charged with distributing federal funds to low-income households to enable them to afford the cost of housing. 

The authority is responsible for administering the benefit in Winchester and 16 surrounding towns, according to the Courthouse News Service. 

To be eligible for a grant, families must already be resident in one of the 17 communities. 

Since the towns are 91 per cent white, this requirement ‘systematically and unlawfully’ discriminates against ethnic minorities by making it unaffordable for them to settle in the area, according to the Connecticut Fair Housing Center. 

The organisation further argues that, as the programme does not allow families to move to Winchester, it is ‘ensuring that overwhelmingly white communities remain overwhelmingly white’. 

If the challenge to the WHA is successful, it could open the door to more legal challenges to any subsidy programme which is open only to a community’s existing residents. 

‘These requirements are unlawful because in communities with populations that are disproportionately white and/or non-Hispanic they perpetuate segregation by excluding minority applicants who live outside those communities from obtaining housing there,’ the lawsuit says. 

The Fair Housing Center has been joined in its legal battle by Crystal Carter, an African-American single mother of six who was denied the chance to apply for a housing subsidy by the WHA.

The federal government actively pursues a policy known as the “The Detroit Option”: every city that has  a working government, high property values, thriving business district, quality school system, and an abundance of social capital and trust between the residents of said community (axiomatic that such a community would be over 90 percent white) must be targeted for diversification.

The federal government operates under a general operating procedure that assumes that anything being “too white” is inherently evil. In this case, the city of Winchester. Instead, the goal of the federal government is to dilute that social capital created by the 94 percent white residents of Winchester, with the same type of individuals who turned Detroit into the laughing stock of the civilized world (hint: Black people).

The sordid tale of Winchester’s despicable whiteness that must be legally stamped out by the United States government jogged my memory regarding a the story of New Berlin in Wisconsin, whose citizens dared believe they lived in a nation where freedom of association still existed, and worse, one where the federal government actually cared about protecting the property rights (and property values — the only important function of ANY government) of its citizens.

What happened in New Berlin in 2011? The AP Reported on June 24, 2011 Feds sue New Berlin for racism:

The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit alleging New Berlin city officials caved to pressure from their largely white community by deciding not to build low-income housing that could attract more black families. 

The mayor and other city officials voted in May 2010 to allow the construction but reconsidered following an immediate backlash from the community, according to federal prosecutors. Their lawsuit was dated Wednesday and released Thursday.
Messages left with Mayor Jack Chiovatero and City Attorney Mark Blum were not immediately returned. 

New Berlin is about 15 miles southwest of Milwaukee. The city’s website quotes 2000 census data that say about 96 percent of the city’s 38,000 residents are white. 

The lawsuit said MSP Real Estate Inc. of St. Louis Park, Minn., submitted an application in March 2010 to build 180 units of affordable housing in New Berlin. The units would be designated for low-income workers and seniors, and rents would be below market rate. 

The city Department of Community Development recommended that the application be approved. A few days later the city planning commission, of which the mayor is a member, voted 4-3 to approve the general application. 

Over the next few weeks, city officials were inundated with emails and phone calls, the majority of which voiced opposition to the project, federal prosecutors said. 

“Some of the opposition was based in part on fear that the prospective tenants would be African American or minority,” the lawsuit said. 

The communications included references to crime, drugs and gangs, and some included the N-word, according to court documents. 

The mayor also received threatening phone calls at home, his car tires were slashed, his car windows were shot through, and a sign reading “(N-word) lover” was placed in his yard, the lawsuit said. 

About two weeks later the mayor asked the planning commission to let him reconsider his vote, saying he was concerned about certain parking waivers included in the original approval. 

From that point, according to a chronology detailed by prosecutors, the commission sought reasons to deny the MSP project even as the developer argued that it had resolved or could resolve each issue raised. 

Both sides appeared to reach a compromise in January, and a modified project was given tentative approval. However, the Common Council blocked the compromise.

Coerced by the federal government to build low-income housing (which imports all problems associated with those who live in low-income housing to a virtually all-white city where those problems don’t exist), the city of New Berlin saw construction begin on these Fair Housing Act-mandated units in September of 2011.

On April 12, 2012, the federal government (under the watchful eye of Attorney General Eric “My People” Holder”) settled a suit with the city of New Berlin:

The U.S. Department of Justice says it has settled a lawsuit with the City of New Berlin that alleges race discrimination in connection with a planned housing project.
A New Berlin planning commission denied a project for a housing unit in the city’s center. 

The federal lawsuit claimed that opposition to the project came partly from “racial stereotypes and fear that the project’s tenants would be African-American,” according to a Justice Department statement. 

The suit also said New Berlin followed public opposition and barred “affordable housing in the city center in its future.” 

In the settlement, the city said it would adjust changes it made to zoning requirements, provide at least $75,000 for a housing trust fund, create a Fair Housing Outreach Plan and pay $5,000 to the U.S. Government. 

“The City continues to deny any liability or fault with respect to the allegations made by the Department of Justice,” said New Berlin Mayor Jack Chiovatero in a statement.

Here’s the press release sent out by the United States Department of Justice, which seeks to turn every city in America into Detroit circa 2012:

The Department of Justice announced today that it has settled its lawsuit against the city of New Berlin, Wis., for race discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act.
Filed in June 2011, the lawsuit alleged that the city of New Berlin blocked a 180-unit affordable housing project that a developer, MSP Real Estate Inc., had proposed for the city center area of New Berlin. The city’s planning commission initially approved the project, but reversed course and denied it weeks later, after hundreds of residents objected to it. The suit alleged that opposition was based partly on racial stereotypes and fear that the project’s tenants would be African-American. The lawsuit also charged that the city, in response to public opposition, changed its zoning and land use requirements to bar affordable housing in the city center in the future. 

Shortly after the United States filed a motion for preliminary injunction requesting that the court order the city to allow MSP’s affordable housing project , the city agreed to issue the necessary permits to allow MSP’s affordable housing development to be built. The settlement, filed today as a proposed consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, requires that the city not take any further action to obstruct or delay the affordable housing project. It also requires that the city take affirmative steps to provide for future affordable housing, communicate its commitment to fair housing and establish a mechanism to ensure open and fair housing in New Berlin.

As part of the settlement, the city agreed to modify changes it made to its zoning and land use requirements following public opposition to allow for future additional affordable housing in the city center. The settlement requires the city to provide a minimum of $75,000 to establish a Housing Trust Fund, which will finance projects that promote affordable housing, residential integration and equal housing opportunity. In addition, city officials must develop a Fair Housing Outreach Plan to encourage tenants and developers of affordable housing to come to New Berlin, appoint a fair housing compliance officer, and undergo fair housing training. It also provides for a $5,000 civil penalty to be paid to the United States.

“It is important that people have a choice about where they live and are not excluded from communities because of their race. This settlement makes clear that we will take action against municipalities that violate the law by blocking affordable housing developments not for legitimate reasons but to exclude people based on race,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division. “Through this innovative settlement, the city of New Berlin will create greater housing opportunities for the people in the Milwaukee area.”

“The lodging today of the proposed consent decree is tremendously important not only for all of the residents of the Greater Milwaukee Area, including those in the City of New Berlin, but also represents the department’s commitment to ensure that the fair housing laws of our nation are enforced fairly and observed uniformly,” James L. Santelle, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. “All Americans benefit from the many positive consequences of providing affordable housing in our communities, including diversity within our populations and enrichment of the lives and livelihoods of our citizens.”

Your average piece of property in Detroit (90 percent Black population out of roughly 700,000 residents) was $11,000. The entire city is “affordable housing” — just as the DOJ states, “All Americans benefit from the many positive consequences of providing affordable housing….”

Ain’t that America?



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