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Editor: Stephen Clowney
Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What Would Dr. King Say About Today's Fair Housing Rules?

My former classmate, Adam Gordon, has posted an intriguing opinion piece that asks, "What Dr. King would think about fair housing practices in New Jersey if he were still alive?"  He concludes:

If Dr. King were alive today, he would call out Governor Christie, for acting against the fair housing principles he fought so hard for. He would note that — as the Courier-Post reminds us in an editorial today — our state is “among the most segregated in the country,” and Governor Christie’s actions further that segregation. And Dr. King would transcend racial lines – pointing out that while the Governor’s actions to maintain segregation do fall particularly hard on African-American and Latino communities, they also impact working-class white families, people with special needs, and struggling seniors.

Steve Clowney

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