(FamilyRetirementClub.com)- The New York Times will call anyone and anything racist, and this time it’s the turn of white suburbanites. The far-left newspaper published an op-ed this week that suggests white people living in middle-class suburban neighborhoods hold negative feelings towards non-white people and that President Donald Trump is appealing to that racism to win their support in the November presidential election.
“Trump Plays on Racist Fears of Terrorized Suburbs to Court White Voters” is the name of the piece, and within it, the authors suggest that the president’s recent decision to reverse an Obama-era policy that ensures low-income housing would be built in suburban, middle-class neighborhoods is just a ploy to appeal to racism. President Donald Trump, however, says it is a chance to protect American citizens who have worked hard to live in suburban neighborhoods.
On the rescinding of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Act, President Trump said that people living their “Suburban Lifestyle Dream” will “no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built” in their neighborhood.
…Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
“Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!”
When President Trump talks about driving down crime, he means that suburban neighborhoods will not be affected by the same kind of crime that low-income neighborhoods, unfortunately, see fairly frequently.
President Trump said nothing about race – it was the New York Times that suggested crime has a racial trend. Why does the New York Times think it is acceptable to imply non-white people are more likely to commit crime?
The piece also attacked the president for saying during a Texas campaign event that “People fight all of their lives to get into the suburbs and have a beautiful home” and that “there will be no more low-income housing forced into the suburbs. It’s been hell for suburbia.”
The Times op-ed invoked the tragic death of George Floyd to suggest Trump is demonizing protesters.
What that has to do with suburbanites being plagued with the problems that come with large-scale low-income housing projects I don’t know…