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WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog Andrea Bernstein and independent public radio reporter Nancy Solomon join us to talk about the new documentary "Back of the Bus: Race, Mass Transit, and Inequality."
Never thought of mass transit being tied into racism, but here in Bergen County it could explain our planned Light Rail controversy. Englewood, a racial diverse town, is welcoming Light Rail, while Tenalfy, nearly all white and entirely governed by a white power structure, is vehemently opposed to it. Interesting.
So minorities suburban communities located out beyond light rail stops and considered the epicenter for the mortgage meltdown, needed 2 or three cars to make it work...Yet, Mr. Bush let gasoline go to $4/gal for six months.
O how I love validation!
Were there lawsuits to try to prevent the routing of highways through black neighborhoods, & if so, what was the legal basis of the courts' decisions against them?
mass transit issues are closely tied to education issues. long distance learning aside, to taking advantage of many education opportunities involves getting to school.
Interesting. Looking forward to checking this out. Sounds like it does a great job of exemplifying and dramatizing consequential but unacknowledged domino effects of race...
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