Why can’t people live where they want to live? It’s a free country, right? Not according to Barack Obama. With new policies coming out of Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, the “diversity” of each neighborhood in the country will be tracked, and if the area does not meet the “standards” established by his cronies, cities and businesses could face consequences.

As reported by CNSNews.com, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) “has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in.”

The goal is to help communities understand “fair housing barriers” and “establish clear goals” for “improving integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation.”

*This proposed rule represents a 21st century approach to fair housing, a step forward to ensuring that every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of • where they have a fair shot at reaching their full potential in life,• said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

First of all, the fact that we even throw around the phrase “fair housing” is crazy. Fair housing? No one is telling you where you can and can’t live. That is determined by the geographic and economic conditions of the individual. And yet, those on the left are determined to socially engineer this country… even down to determining the racial balance of a neighborhood.

Investor’s Business Daily reports: “Now even ZIP codes are racist, and according to this race-obsessed administration, you’re racist for living in a suburban area with little public housing. And it plans to change that.”

In what may be the most ambitious social-engineering project undertaken by the federal government, the administration is mapping every neighborhood in America by race. The stated purpose is to use the data to compel local officials to loosen zoning laws and build more public housing, thereby offering more poor inner-city minorities better opportunities for housing and education.

But the unstated purpose is forced racial integration. The suburbs are just too white for Obama and his race-mongering social engineers. They think they “geospatially discriminate” against minorities, never mind that more and more middle-class blacks are flocking to them on their own.

The ham-handed government project is led by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Last week it proposed new rules requiring counties and other entities receiving federal grant dollars to “affirmatively further fair housing” in the suburbs for minorities. Grantees who fail to comply will be denied federal funding.

Basically what the HUD policy intends to do is force neighborhoods into what it believes is “racial balance” by providing government funds to move people from the inner cities to the suburbs. So, for a city, why set aside land for new businesses when you can build a government housing project? That’s what Obama and HUD want.

No one is telling you where you can and can’t live. And yet the Obama administration doesn’t see that as freedom. It sees it as oppression. If your area is not racially diverse on its own, Obama will make it so. That’s the whole idea of his diversity police, and it’s coming to a neighborhood near you.

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