Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) is a public relations statement.  It reveals the intent of the speaker and one’s true stance on an issue.  In the case of affordable housing, it demonstrates practical racism, such as this case.  Wealthy Connecticut towns have stalled higher-density building projects for as long as 30 years through use of zoning and citizen protest. The rich don’t want to deal with the poor who are largely minorities.  These are people who apparently believe they are even handed unless building takes place in their communities.  Then, suddenly, it is different.  So, the lower middle class and poor are pushed into communities that exacerbate the gap between have and have-nots.  There is no good way to break down this kind of racism   Persuasion is futile and legal action is the only recourse.  

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