On the other hand, Federal civil rights inquisitors are preparing to turn the screws on Marin County because, in their opinion, it's "too white". The Blaze tells us that, according to data from the 2010 census, Marin County contains seven of the 10 whitest cities in the Bay Area. According to this map, those seven cities are Sausalito, Kentfield, Ross, San Anselmo, Woodacre, Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, and Inverness; all are 90 percent or more White. And the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) thinks that's a problem, even though they never seem to have a problem with a community being too black or too brown.
HUD determined over a year ago that Marin County failed to comply with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and two other anti-discrimination statutes. They decided that Marin County’s federally-funded affordable housing programs failed to adequately outreach to minorities and people with disabilities, failed to adequately track which ethnic groups were benefiting from those affordable housing programs, and failed to take steps to affirmatively ensure that low-income and minority residents are not pushed out. The bulk of Marin County's non-White population is clustered in Marin City and in the canal zone of San Rafael.
In other words, it's not enough merely to tolerate diversity; one must actively go out and solicit it to satisfy the inquisitors.
In response, Marin’s Community Development Agency recommended amending zoning regulations to ease the construction of new apartments, passing new laws requiring new developments to offer housing at below-market rates, and stepping up programs to combat discrimination by landlords and realtors. However, some local residents are skeptical. Julane Chapman, a retired therapist, admitted there is a need for more affordable housing, but there aren't many places to build it because they can't build in the open space due to land use laws. Businessman Marty Brenner said he thought it was silly to impose diversity on Marin, explaining "It started as a white vacation area, and so most of the people around here are white." And Lisa Florez tied Marin’s lack of diversity to a lack of jobs that pay enough to support the cost of housing there. The average sale price of a single-family home in Marin County in 2010 was $904,818; this map shows variations within the county.
But one black resident whined about the lack of diversity. Nancy Reed says “I pick up my grand son, I take him to school. I see maybe four Latino children there, and one African American – two maybe...that’s something’s wrong...why they’re [the county officials] not doing more? Now they have to be forced to do more.” Of course, the media didn't bother to ask her why she didn't consider moving to Oakland or Richmond if she wanted more diversity. But I'll bet their schools aren't as good as those in Marin County.
It looks like the Feds are setting up Marin County for another Westchester-style solution. Remember Obama’s Soviet-style forced housing decree in Westchester County, NY? Although Westchester County was already 35 percent non-white, HUD decided that the mere presence of Jewish and Italian enclaves violated the civil rights of non-whites. So HUD ordered Westchester County to build low income housing and recruit Blacks and Latinos to break up these low-crime, homogeneous enclaves.
The best line of the day comes from the Council of Conservative Citizens:
"Now the Obama administration wants California’s whitest, and nicest county to build low income housing and recruit blacks and Latinos to move there! This is the exact same policy carried out by the Soviet Union after their conquest of Eastern Europe. Populations were forcibly moved to break up the ethnic homogeneity".
An apt description if I ever saw one. While Russia has become less Soviet, America has become even more Soviet in nature. The comments posted on The Blaze and AR15.com and Free Republic are virtually no different than the comments posted on Stormfront. Uncle Sam is doing a better job radicalizing the White community than all of us White activists put together. Interestingly enough, rich Whites never seemed to have a problem when diversity was forced primarily upon working-class Whites; let's see how rich Whites react to having it forced upon them.