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Old 07-07-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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Knew it wouldn't take long before the usual suspects latched onto the affordable housing lottery program as being "discriminatory".


Fair housing group sues New York, alleging discrimination | SILive.com

Fair housing group sues New York, alleging discrimination - Times Union
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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I'm glad this happened, but it has the lawsuit backwards. How can white against white be discriminatory as mentioned in the article? It makes no sense.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:47 PM
 
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This is too much. LOL. Whites should file a lawsuit they cant get into the Projects in Brooklyn. what a laugh!!!
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:57 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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I'm glad this happened, but it has the lawsuit backwards. How can white against white be discriminatory as mentioned in the article? It makes no sense.
"Glad" why ? About what ? Which "whites" ? The lawsuit was filed on behalf of several black applicants.

This was bound to happen - ridiculous.
The allocation is meant to allow people to remain in the neighborhoods where they already reside.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:19 PM
 
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When you consider how many low, working and middle income whites live in areas of NYC that are gentrifying or have gentrified this lawsuit is BS.

As posted the purpose of CB or whatever preference was to assist persons to remain in the areas they lived. Greenwich Village, The West Village, Chelsea, Far West Side, Upper West Side, East Village, Hell's Kitchen, etc... are all areas that have become unaffordable housing wise to anyone white or black who isn't wealthy or sitting in a RS/RC apartment.

This nonsense is a direct and immediate response to the recent SCOTUS ruling regarding "disparate impact".

What the City should do is end all preferences and let everyone fend for themselves; first come and first served and may the best qualified win. That would shut the "fair housing" persons up because you would then see vastly more applying for the limited number of lottery/affordable housing. If whites are willing to go deep into Brooklyn or up to the Bronx African Americans need to be very afraid about pushing things too far.
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Old 07-07-2015, 07:27 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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If whites are willing to go deep into Brooklyn or up to the Bronx African Americans need to be very afraid about pushing things too far.
Nobody is thinking about that. The subjects of the action - the applicants - are looking at cash, money.

The legal team is looking at career building as an end. That's what happens in cultures where education, specifically in philosophy, history, and so on - things that foster thinking through the implications of one's profession - is on the wane.

As an aside, I do believe whites ARE increasingly willing to move into these areas.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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Hey pal does anyone know how long is take to a housing affordable to replay to a appeal????
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:12 PM
 
Location: New York City
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The penthouse condos on 57th street are discriminating against me because I don't have 50 million dollars. I feel I should be given the condo for $5,000 because I deserve it. Can someone pls refer me to a lawyer to take my case pro bono, I am a very serious victim and my rights are being extremely violated - k thanks in advance
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Want affordable housing? Eliminate height and building/zoning restrictions. Fixed!
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