According to a recent op-ed by the New York Post, multiple federal agencies are curating, at the behest of President Obama, massive databases on American citizens.
With the ostensible goal of balancing racial disparities across the nation, the agencies are collecting hundreds of millions of records on the most intimate details of the lives and behavior of consumers to determine whether, when and where minorities might be getting the short end of the stick.
Calling it an “Orwellian-stockpile of statistics”, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for instance, is building a massive database at the zip-code level that tracks the makeup of neighborhoods by race.
In areas where HUD determines there to be a majority-minority concentration, it will deem the area “segregated” and begin pushing regulations to force municipalities to zone and build federal subsidized housing in predominantly white neighborhoods.
In another instance, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has created a National Mortgage Database Project which tracks every bit of detail about consumers’ credit rating, borrowing history and other information with the goal of identifying instances of race-based lending practices.
Similarly, the administration is collecting data, housed by the Department of Education, on public school disciplinary action to determine whether minorities are unfairly singled out for remediation.
There’s no way this could go wrong or be used against American citizens, of course…