It hasn’t been hard to figure out that Donald Trump’s sole approach to governing has been to undermine and undo any progress toward equality for women, immigrants, people of color, poor people, members of the LGBT community, and any other marginalized groups—basically anyone who isn’t a rich, straight, white male. He has appointed a series of dangerous and wholly unqualified people to serve in his administration and it seems as if each pick is wilder and more bizarre than the one that preceded it.
Choosing Ben Carson to head up the Department of Housing and Urban Development is one such example of the head-scratching and ridiculous decisions that have become the hallmark of Trump’s presidency. Carson has zero experience with housing, other than having lived in it, and yet is in charge of administering programs that provide housing and community assistance to Americans. Apparently, incompetent Ben isn’t good at his job—something that should surprise no one.
is being sued by civil rights organizations for a policy that will increase segregation.
A coalition of civil rights organizations filed a lawsuit Monday against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and its secretary, Ben Carson. The suit is aimed at stopping a move by Carson the civil rights groups say will only further racial and economic segregation.
A policy known as the Small Area Fair Market Rent rule was set to go into effect on January 1, 2018, after years of advocacy, research, and public debate. In August, however, HUD abruptly announced it would be delaying the rule’s implementation for two years, claiming that further study was needed.