Category: Desegregation

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7 December, 2010 (12:18) | Affordability, Demographics, Desegregation, Inclusionary zoning, Markets, New York City, Rent control, Theory |

By: David A. Smith   Amidst an otherwise hilarious demolition by The Atlantic‘s Megan McArdle of a critical blogger is a huge nugget of insight about how challenging it is to create diversity in human settlements – basically, people like living with those like themselves, and even the smallest bias in favor of the familiar […]

Anti-black or anti-green? Part 2, what did we win?

25 August, 2009 (09:55) | Chapter 40B, Desegregation, False Claims Act, Inclusionary zoning, Local issues, Westchester County, Workforce housing, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1].   Yesterday we delved into Westchester County‘s recent settlement, as reported in the New York Times, of a desegregation lawsuit.  Via a clever legal end run, it was brought against the county by the Anti-Discrimination Center, using the False Claims Act:   The case was litigated by Mr. Gurian and […]

Anti-black or anti-green? Part 1, we won … didn’t we?

24 August, 2009 (12:36) | Chapter 40B, Desegregation, False Claims Act, Inclusionary zoning, Local issues, Westchester County, Workforce housing, Zoning |

Forty years after Operation Breakthrough, the question remains: is exclusionary zoning (de jure or de facto in high land prices) racist, or merely elitist? Racial discrimination, or economic? Westchester County house values Only one is illegal, and in the case of Westchester County, as reported in the New York Times, it took a curious private-citizen […]