Republicans are pushing the “Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act of 2017” (pdf), which among other things has this provision:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used to design, build, maintain, utilize, or provide access to a Federal database of geospatial information on community racial disparities or disparities in access to affordable housing.
Because housing discrimination doesn’t exist if we choose not to see it! Also, it’s not really a data purge if you never collect the data in the first place, amirite?
No doubt, they’re just trying to create a ‘living space’–to use a phrase–for their people.
Yes, the Republican Party is a white nationalist party.