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I’ve said before that woke radical progressives can find a way to spin just about anything as being racist. The latest is roads.
I’m not joking. The highways are now racist.
In an interview, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said,
“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.”
This is all part of the hyped $2.3 trillion massive “infrastructure plan,” which is actually just a spending package to benefit Democrat-donating unions and various government entities. In fact, less that 6% of the $2.3 trillion is allocated toward roads and bridges. The rest is really just Democrat pet projects like climate change initiatives.
So if it’s the highways that are racist, why is only 6% of the money going toward the racist highways? Why is the rest going to things that will disproportionately negatively impact minority communities, like electric vehicles?
And if you really want to help people of color in struggling big cities, maybe you could start by listening to the 81% of black Americans who don’t want to defund police in their crime-ravaged communities.
But it’s not actually about improving the lives of minority Americans. If Democrats actually did things to improve their lives, minority Americans might realize they didn’t need to depend on Democrat politicians, and the Democrat politicians can’t let that happen. So instead, they pretend like they’re addressing something that’s racist and then just continue to fund their own pet projects that don’t actually make any substantive difference.