Thursday, June 6, 2013

Transit Racism in LA from a Grassroots Perspective

This isn't my official current events report. I just thought people might be interested in a recent article that I read in "The Nation" about transit racism issues and the defeat of Measure J in Los Angeles. The article was written by Eric Mann who is the director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center. Measure J was meant to allow $90 billion of federal funds over the course of 30 years be allocated to rail projects while simultaneously cutting bus service and raising fares, which mostly negatively affect low-income and minority groups. Below is the link to the article, but you might need a subscription to read it. I can bring the article to class on Monday in case anyone's interested. Happy Thursday!

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