https://lasocialscience.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/eavila-e1593812614382.jpg 237 231 Assistant Editor https://lasocialscience.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/lass_logo-helvetica-281x300-1.jpg Assistant Editor2020-07-03 15:17:002020-07-03 15:17:00UCLA Professor Eric Avila Discusses the Historical Link between White Supremacy and Los Angeles Transportation Plans
In a recent KCRW Greater L.A. podcast titled, “LA Freeways: The infrastructure of racism,” UCLA Professor Eric Avila spoke about how White Supremacy motivated some city transportation plans. For example, “Boyle Heights…was redlined by banks and home insurance providers because its mix of races was considered unsafe. ‘It was described by the federal government as hopelessly heterogeneous. A Homeowners Loan Corporation report called it an ideal location for a slum clearance project. That slum clearance project was highway construction,’ says Avila.”
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