Top Infrastructure Official Explains How America Used Highways To Destroy Black Neighborhoods

Top Infrastructure Official Explains How America Used Highways To Destroy Black Neighborhoods, Alan Pyke, Think Progress, March 31, 2016, available here

In the first 20 years of the federal interstate system alone, Foxx said, highway construction displaced 475,000 families and over a million Americans. Most of them were low-income people of color in urban cores. It was Foxx’s second speech in as many days about how federal infrastructure projects contribute to inequality and poverty, and how the agency wants to make up for it now.

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