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Racism Is ‘Physically Built’ into American Infrastructure
Quote:Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg declared “there is racism physically built” into U.S. infrastructure during a Tuesday interview addressing President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal.

Speaking to TheGrio, Buttigieg argued that some highways and bridges across several cities were designed to divide communities by race.

“Well if you’re in Washington, I’m told that the history of that highway is one that was built at the expense of communities of color in the D.C. area,” he said. “There are stories and I think Philadelphia and Pittsburgh [and] in New York, Robert Moses famously saw through the construction of a lot of highways.”

“There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that’s why the jobs plan has specifically committed to reconnect some of the communities that were divided by these dollars,” he added.

Biden’s infrastructure plan would dedicate $20 billion to “reconnect neighborhoods” by investing in projects designed to “advance racial equity and environmental justice.”

In March, Buttigieg’s agency sent a letter to the state of Texas requesting it pause an interstate expansion in Houston as it investigates racial justice complaints.

Buttigieg, during his Senate confirmation hearings in January, pledged to combat what he described as racial injustice in infrastructure as transportation secretary.

“I also recognize that at their worst, misguided policies and missed opportunities in transportation can reinforce racial and economic inequality by dividing or isolating neighborhoods and undermining government’s basic role of empowering Americans to thrive,” Buttigieg said in his opening statement.

On Sunday, Buttigieg said in an interview that Biden would like Congress to act on his infrastructure plan by Memorial Day.

“We know that this is entering a legislative process where we’re going to be hearing from both sides of the aisle, and I think you’ll find the president’s got a very open mind. But time is of the essence,” he told ABC’s This Week. “So we’ll look at these ideas on how to pay for it. We’ll look at ideas on where the investments ought to be, too. But the president is hoping for major progress from Congress before Memorial Day. And we can’t allow this thing to just keep dragging on because the need is there today.”

However, several Senate Democrats, including Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) oppose the infrastructure proposal due to its proposed corporate tax rate hike to 28 percent.

“As the bill exists today, it needs to be changed,” Manchin told Metro News on Monday.

“It’s more than just me” the Democrat senator added. “There’s six or seven other Democrats who feel very strongly about this. We have to be competitive, and we’re not going to throw caution to the wind.”

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Built right into the brick and mortar, huh? Yep. Follow the science.
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lol


what a bunch of fktard idiotic morons
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LOL the highway system literally desegregated the USA. It led to the creation of the Suburb where people from all backgrounds, ethnic, groups, religions, countries of origin moved to. The anti Little Italy, Chinatown, Greektown etc.
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Someone wake me up when this nightmare is over.
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(04-07-2021 04:37 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  Someone wake me up when this nightmare is over.

if I can make 10 more in the field, I'll cya in #costa....

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Talk about a hand that's been overplayed. How much longer are we gonna beat this dead horse?

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I care less and less about racism every day
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(04-07-2021 04:37 PM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  Someone wake me up when this nightmare is over.

It ain't built in but it's being cultivated. Frick every damn one of the race baiters, black and white. They eventually gonna piss us off to the point we start slapping them in the mouth. We've been pulling together a long long time. The prog filth are the problem
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The issue is that Buttigieg is marginally correct. But at the federal level, the interstate system was designed to bypass major metro areas. It was cities and states that wanted them redirected through downtown, a design change that was paid for with local dollars.
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(04-07-2021 07:46 PM)vandiver49 Wrote:  The issue is that Buttigieg is marginally correct. But at the federal level, the interstate system was designed to bypass major metro areas. It was cities and states that wanted them redirected through downtown, a design change that was paid for with local dollars.

You could not be more wrong. The entire plan was to connect major metro areas. Thus the most urban areas got a haircut relative to a highway coming in. You must be confused with the 2 digit (major highways) and the 3 digit (the loop beltways).
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Failed mayor and pandering checkbox hire Buttichug is pulling things out of his @ss once again.
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(04-07-2021 08:59 PM)No2rdame Wrote:  Failed mayor and pandering checkbox hire Buttichug is pulling things out of his @ss once again.

Apparently he has had plenty of things stuck in there over the years.
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(04-07-2021 09:10 PM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  
(04-07-2021 08:59 PM)No2rdame Wrote:  Failed mayor and pandering checkbox hire Buttichug is pulling things out of his @ss once again.

Apparently he has had plenty of things stuck in there over the years.

Very true, which is why this pandering administration put him in charge of something he has no experience with. He was another checkbox to put "diversity" over qualifications.
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(04-07-2021 08:59 PM)No2rdame Wrote:  Failed mayor and pandering checkbox hire Buttichug is pulling things out of his @ss once again.

Left Bend Rear End highway systems never made it to Buttplug's S. Bend.
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(04-07-2021 05:38 PM)BatonRougeEscapee Wrote:  I care less and less about racism every day

I'm a racist......I hate stupid fk'rs....sometimes, it's the mirror....

I'm not sure how to learn any other way.....
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(04-07-2021 07:58 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  
(04-07-2021 07:46 PM)vandiver49 Wrote:  The issue is that Buttigieg is marginally correct. But at the federal level, the interstate system was designed to bypass major metro areas. It was cities and states that wanted them redirected through downtown, a design change that was paid for with local dollars.

You could not be more wrong. The entire plan was to connect major metro areas. Thus the most urban areas got a haircut relative to a highway coming in. You must be confused with the 2 digit (major highways) and the 3 digit (the loop beltways).

The system was designed to connect the nation better than the US Highway System did. But moving military personnel and equipment more easily through the nation did not require direct connection with major metros; just close approach. The redirects, spur and loops around came about in later iterations.
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(04-07-2021 04:22 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  LOL the highway system literally desegregated the USA. It led to the creation of the Suburb where people from all backgrounds, ethnic, groups, religions, countries of origin moved to. The anti Little Italy, Chinatown, Greektown etc.

That's some revisionist history there.
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(04-07-2021 07:58 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  
(04-07-2021 07:46 PM)vandiver49 Wrote:  The issue is that Buttigieg is marginally correct. But at the federal level, the interstate system was designed to bypass major metro areas. It was cities and states that wanted them redirected through downtown, a design change that was paid for with local dollars.

You could not be more wrong. The entire plan was to connect major metro areas. Thus the most urban areas got a haircut relative to a highway coming in. You must be confused with the 2 digit (major highways) and the 3 digit (the loop beltways).

Incorrect.
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(04-08-2021 04:02 AM)vandiver49 Wrote:  
(04-07-2021 07:58 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  
(04-07-2021 07:46 PM)vandiver49 Wrote:  The issue is that Buttigieg is marginally correct. But at the federal level, the interstate system was designed to bypass major metro areas. It was cities and states that wanted them redirected through downtown, a design change that was paid for with local dollars.

You could not be more wrong. The entire plan was to connect major metro areas. Thus the most urban areas got a haircut relative to a highway coming in. You must be confused with the 2 digit (major highways) and the 3 digit (the loop beltways).

The system was designed to connect the nation better than the US Highway System did. But moving military personnel and equipment more easily through the nation did not require direct connection with major metros; just close approach. The redirects, spur and loops around came about in later iterations.


Ike admired the autobahn and how easily he could move across great expanses in relatively short order.

Hence, our interstate system. Built for speeds of 70+ where possible.

Montana was “safe and reasonable” (or something to that effect) just 25?years ago or so, a violation was a 5 buck fine paid on the spot to the cop.

Late for a flight after a ski trip we covered about 130 miles in about 85 minutes in this newish rig called a Maxima. Got there with time to spare.

Times were better even then. What happened?
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Not once in all my years of driving have I ever driven on a street that said "whites only".
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