'In 2006, as the influx reached its peak, the police department formed a special crime-fighting unit to deal with the complaints, and authorities began cracking down on tenants in federally subsidized housing.
Now that police unit is the focus of lawsuits by black families who allege the city of 100,000 is orchestrating a campaign to drive them out.
Across the country, similar tensions have simmered when federally subsidized renters escaped run-down housing projects and violent neighborhoods by moving to nicer communities in suburban Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles.
But the friction in Antioch is "hotter than elsewhere," said U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development spokesman Larry Bush.
An increasing number of poor families receiving federal rental assistance have been moving here in recent years, partly because of the housing crisis.''
Oddly, the link to the original story at MSNBC does not work; nor did another link which I found on another site, so it may well be that the story has been taken down by MSNBC. I wonder why? When a story as politically incorrect as this one appears, it usually draws many heated comments from both sides, and this sometimes results in the comments being closed, and/or the story being removed.
The officials quoted in the story that I read speak about trying to diffuse the poverty, and to end the segregation by income levels. It could also be seen as a typical deluded liberal attempt to 'raise' the level of the poor by planting them among more successful people, as if they can learn successful habits by osmosis. No, what happens is that they drag down the level of the neighborhood, putting their stamp on it, so that it becomes unlivable for the existing residents, and they flee, abandoning the now-decaying neighborhood to the newcomers.
Some people have suggested that this may be an effort to create the need for more housing to be built, as neighborhoods are destroyed and the displaced people have to seek homes elsewhere. This kind of slow-motion demolition can be very profitable for some.
But I suspect that the government, caught up in their 'diversity' mania, wants to ensure that there are no homogeneous White neighborhoods or towns left. We can run, but we can't hide. Diversity will find us wherever we go.
And we could also see mass immigration as another project along these lines, but on an international scale. If White neighborhoods are now considered forbidden, similarly will majority White countries be considered unacceptable and 'racist.'
If the answer to domestic poverty is to redistribute the poor throughout society as a whole, the same would apply to global poverty. The idea seems to be to bring the 'tired and poor' to our doorsteps like foundlings left on the church steps to be cared for. And the idea is to dismantle all semblances of neighborhood, kinship, and nationality.
As long as the soulless PC bureaucrats keep on with their mad schemes, they will have to step up the propaganda in order to quell the growing discontent, as people begin to realize what is being done to them and to their country. The social engineers are in a race against time. If they continue at too fast a pace, they risk provoking an enormous backlash. If they proceed too slowly, that gives dissenters more time to build awareness and sound the alarm. I think they are going for the accelerated approach.