No, you are suggesting that I sell my house at lower than market value. If I want to sell my house at $300k and 3 White families make me
Blah blah blah. We get it. You don't want to sell your house to a black person.
Er, no - I don't want to sell my house to somebody that is not willing or able to pay the highest offer I get for my house. What is wrong with that? If the family that offers the highest bid happens to be Black, I have no problem at all selling it to them. The race of the highest bidder should not matter at all, right?
No, it is NOT my problem
Yes, it is. You may not want it to be. You may not like it. But it's your problem. Whining about your ancestors just makes you a whiny bitch who has no idea how lucky you are.
You live in a society that discriminates in your favor. Just because that's agreeable to you doesn't make it any less of a problem to those who are victims of that system. What's worse though is that you fail to recognize that the longer you bury your head in the sand and pretend it's not, the more it's your problem.
I must have missed the part where you added that the "victims" of that system must take on some of the responsibility of fixing things as well.
If you're saying that you've never been to the ghetto.
I lived in a neighborhood that became a ghetto. I know of which I speak. Besides, sorry, I'm not going to put myself in harm's way just so I can contribute to a community that doesn't give a shit about me.
No, you're not forced to do anything. You have two choices: you can sell to a black family at a fair market value, or you can wait it out for other homes to be sold so you can sell your home at a higher price to a richer white person.
No, you are suggesting that I sell my house at lower than market value. If I want to sell my house at $300k and 3 White families make me an offer for that price, then the fair market price is $300k. If only one Black family came along and made an offer at $200k after that, that doesn't suddenly make the fair market value $200k. In this scenario, I want to sell my house within 6 months for $300k. You are saying that I should not be allowed to do that if no Black families can meet that criteria. How is that not "forcing"??
It's your choice ultimately. If you don't like the choice, tough.
Or, I can vote Republican to reduce the chances of totalitarian policies such as what you are suggesting affecting how I sell my house or where I live. If you don't like that choice, tough. (Mind you, there are many things Republicans do to piss me off, particularly the Religious Right - but I realize that crap like that is less likely to effect how I live my life in the end.)
Those are the breaks of propping up, either pro-actively or through inaction, an unofficial apartheid system which, regretfully, exists in many places in the US.
Oh please....we can go all day on that never-ending spiral. At this point it's not solely the fault of "Big Bad Whitey" that the situation is what it is today.
I don't see your point. Are you trying to imply that that's somehow my problem if they can't?
Yes, it is your problem. Why would you think it isn't?
Because my ancestors came to the US in the late 20's and lived in the NYC area. In fact, they were discriminated against back then, themselves. They never owned slaves or did anything to oppress Black people. No, it is NOT my problem.
We cannot command nature except by obeying her. -- Sir Francis Bacon