Paul Sperry, a fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, has raised alarm that the Obama administration is secretly amassing a database of sensitive personal information about Americans broken down by race for the purpose of engineering what the administration describes as “racial and economic justice.”
Agents of the administration, according to the report published by the New York Post, are mining sensitive personal data — health, housing, financial, and employment — for the purpose of documenting and analyzing social, cultural, political, and economic “inequalities” between minorities and whites.
The administration, according to Sperry, is “presiding over the largest consolidation of personal data in U.S. history” by creating a massive, vast, and all-pervasive network of databases with the alleged purpose of revealing existing patterns of social and economic discrimination against minorities.
“Such databases have never before existed. Obama is presiding over the largest consolidation of personal data in US history. He is creating a diversity police state where government race cops and civil-rights lawyers will micromanage demographic outcomes in virtually every aspect of society.
“The first black president, quite brilliantly, has built a quasi-reparations infrastructure perpetually fed by racial data that will outlast his administration.”
Special attention will be given to the compilation of home loans data under the National Mortgage Database project implemented by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) ostensibly to reveal patterns of racially biased mortgage lending.
According to the report, Obama is speeding up the process so that the database can be ready and operational before the end of his tenure as president.
Administration officials claim that the data will be used for formulating policies aimed at redressing inequalities between whites and ethnic minorities, and fighting discrimination against disadvantaged groups. But the report has sparked anger among conservatives who view it as ominous news that the government will post the information online so that anyone can access it.
According to Sperry, the implication of posting the data online and making it available to the public is that civil-rights attorneys and activists will be able to use the database to bring “disparate impact” lawsuit against public and private employers, as well as financial, educational, and other service organizations and institutions.
According to readers commenting on conservative-leaning news sites such as Newsmax, Obama is deliberately empowering “race agitators” and “race hustlers” and setting up the country for a “race war.”
“It is becoming clear just how much Mr. Obama hates America: he is clearly torn between the desire to enable all descendants of slaves to ‘get even’ with ‘whitey’ through reparations confiscated by the government and then given to people of color…
“The thing we need to remember is a race war is playing right into his agenda. This President is evil, and wants another civil war. Then he can declare himself president and dictator for as long as it last, thus destroying the America we all know and love…”
Fears being expressed about the alleged data-mining project are linked to previous reports about the administration’s proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, a plan under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to diversity wealthy and predominantly white neighborhoods.
The Inquisitr reported last month that the Obama administration is looking to implement the controversial plan as a way of reversing the accumulated effects of decades of redlining policy that impacted disproportionately and adversely on residents of predominantly black inner city neighborhoods and sped up emergence of the ghettos.
“The plan will offer grant money as an incentive for communities to implement affordable (subsidized) housing projects in wealthier neighborhoods with better facilities. It will discourage the practice of making funds for affordable housing more available in poorer minority neighborhoods — a practice which critics argue promotes racial segregation by forcing minorities who want to move to continue living in poor communities with poor facilities.”
To assist in the implementation of the AFFH policy, a comprehensive database is being compiled that will provide a racial map of neighborhoods across the country, according to Sperry. The data will help planners to detect areas of racial imbalance that need attention for redress.
According to President Obama, the AFFH database and its sophisticated mapping software will be open to the public and it will empower civil rights groups to assist the AFFH goal of gradually breaking up the ghettoes by relocating inner-city residents, who have the means and want to leave, to more affluent and predominantly white neighborhoods.
“By opening this data to everybody, everyone in a community can weigh in. If you want affordable housing nearby, now you’ll have the data you need to make your case.”
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