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Why highways have become the center of civil rights protest | Washington Post
Emily Badger writes an excellent and timely piece "Why highways have become the center of civil rights protest" in the Washington Post. We get a link back. Quoting:
Highways also carry a particular resonance for the grievances today of black civil rights activists, given that many deadly encounters with police, such as Castile's, began with traffic stops (this patten has also prompted a new cry from transportation planners: "not in our name!").
Historically, the same thing that happened in St. Paul — where the black Rondo neighborhood was destroyed — happened in Minneapolis, and Baltimore, and Oakland, and Atlanta, and in Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's childhood home of Charlotte.