In an article in “The New York Times” that discusses the latest efforts towards implementing the terms of a desegregation settlement between Westchester County and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, the reporter spoke with Professor Randolph McLaughlin, an expert on civil rights. The piece focuses on resistance to a proposal to build affordable housing units in the affluent community of Chappaqua.
“It’s a delaying tactic with the hope that that project doesn’t get built,” Professor McLaughlin is quoted as saying. “When people start to make arguments that don’t make sense you have to ask what’s the real reasons. It’s clear they don’t want affordable housing. The town hasn’t built any in 20 years.”
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