Far left CNN reporter April Ryan believes that roadways are racist. Yes, you heard that right. She believes that racism was “built into roadways”. As a result, she confronted Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg about it on Monday.
“Can you give us the construct of how you will deconstruct the racism that was built into the roadways? You talked earlier and broke that information with us. Can you talk to us about how that could be deconstructed?,” Ryan asked.
According to his answer, Buttigieg agrees that roadways are racist.
“For sure, yeah,” Buttigieg began.
“So, the principle of Justice 40 is that at least 40% of the clean investments in this bill will go to benefit the communities that are overburdened and underserved. So, part one of that is defining those investments that are eligible and that’s a lot of it, and we’re working to map out kind of program by program, mode by mode, what would qualify. For example, if we’re buying clean buses, how do we make sure, in terms of where those buses go, but also look at the business opportunity, the jobs that are going to be created, the businesses that will have a chance to compete for the business opportunity it creates — that, too, is a very important element the equity here that’s in the spirit of Justice 40,” he continued.
Ryan responded by saying that some interstates were “meant to be racist”.
“But that’s such a heavy lift,” stated the far-left reporter.
“I mean, you have to reconstruct communities that this happened to. As you said, some of these beltways and interstates and roadways were built before the Civil Rights Act, before the Voting Rights Act and were made — meant to be racist. But how do you go about redefining and re-planning these roadways and communities that are already settled in”, she added.
Watch the full exchange here:
“So, what’s interesting,” Buttigieg replied. “It’s going to vary by community, and we have to listen to the community. Sometimes it really is the case that an overpass went in a certain way that is so harmful that it’s got to come down or maybe be put under ground. Other times maybe it’s not that, maybe a really important thing to get across is to add rather than subtract, and that’s why we don’t want a one-size-fits-all answer from here. But when we’re out in Syracuse, for example, looking at I-81, we saw the local vision for how they want to get past those divisions and those local ideas will be taken very seriously as we try to meet the spirit of this law,” he concluded.
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