Apparently Mitt Romney's dad, George, was the secretary of HUD during the Nixon Administration. He pushed really hard for desegregation, using federal money to force cities to desegregate....until Nixon caught on and told him his services would be better used as the ambassador to Mexico, a job Romney declined. This surprised me - I guess I assumed someone like Mitt Romney would come from generations of entitlement, where everyone in his family would blame people living in ghettos for "not working hard enough."