Originally Posted by Shiva_TD
Your strange definition of "segregated" is duly noted. I see that the problem in discussing 'segregation' is that many of you equate the term with the 'forced' segregation of a past era or with the apartheid issue. No where in my many postings here have I suggested that race be 'the' deciding factor for my choice to live a segregated life. I've even given a list of black Conservatives that I would be honored to have live in my gated community. So race in of itself is not nor has it ever been the deciding factor in how our unique 'segregated' community was formed.
Yes, I agree with you here, but lets not focus so much on what members of a community can or cannot do (which is absolutely nothing) to prevent someone from moving in, rather, lets explore the reasons (if any) as to why someone not sharing our views on segregation would want to move in with people who have totally opposing views on just about everything. For example, why would I a WHITE man ever want to or ever contemplate moving into the heart of Harlem--knowing full well that the majority of it's denizens are black, and thus they all voted for obama; that they're all liberals or socialists; that most are racists or would at least take my presence there unkindly; that it would be unsafe for me in that milieu, and basically that I would have absolutely nothing in common with any of them. Likewise, no one having opposite values of me and my neighbors would want to join our crowd. This has nothing to do with race per se, it has everything to do with values and lifestyle choices.[/QUOTE]
Someone that chooses where they live solely based upon the racial make-up of the community and seeks to prohibit members of other races from living in the community is a racist and their actions violate the law. Their actions to prohibit members of another race from living in the community violate the inalienable Rights of the person that would choose to live in the community. It is against the law and justifiably so.
If you want to anger a liberal, tell him the truth.
If you want to anger a Conservative, tell him a lie.