With Carson Pick For HUD, Trump Makes Good On Promise To End Obama's Forced 'Diversity' Scheme

Chris Menahan
Dec. 05, 2016

Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail he would end Obama's disastrous Housing and Urban Development program to forcefully "diversify" majority white neighborhoods.

Ben Carson is a vocal opponent of the same scam. He wrote a column last year calling it a "social-engineering scheme" and saying it's another example of the failures of "socialism."

While Carson was initially hesitant to take a position in Trump's cabinet because he said he'd feel "like a fish out of water" acting as a federal bureaucrat. Fortunately, he changed his mind and is now on board the Trump train.

From the Washington Post:
“I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,” Trump is quoted as saying in a statement released by his transition team Monday. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities.”

A review of some of Carson’s political commentary on housing policy reveals his views to be at odds with some of the anti-segregation policies championed by minority groups, including the NAACP. On at least one occasion, he criticized efforts by the Obama administration to use its regulatory powers to improve racial integration in housing.
If confirmed by the Senate, Carson will be enlisted to serve as Trump’s unofficial envoy to African Americans and to lead the charge to repair what Trump has described as America’s blighted and dangerous inner cities...

Carson does not have specific experience with the activities of HUD, which manages low-income housing assistance, facilitates financing for homeownership and administers fair-housing programs. But he has a documented position on fair-housing policies that has advocates nervous about what protections a Trump administration might dismantle — particularly for racial desegregation.

Last year, then-candidate Carson forcefully criticized an Obama administration rule requiring cities and towns to publicly report racial bias in their housing patterns, saying it would “fundamentally change” communities by requiring affordable housing to be built in wealthier neighborhoods.

“These government-engineered attempts to legislate racial equality create consequences that often make matters worse,” Carson wrote in the Washington Times. “There are reasonable ways to use housing policy to enhance the opportunities available to lower-income citizens, but based on the history of failed socialist experiments in this country, entrusting the government to get it right can prove downright dangerous.”
Obama's program was a total failure. Not only did it screw up white neighborhoods but the African-American residents which were pushed into the neighborhoods suffered on all fronts.

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