Buttigieg Begins $1 Billion Plan to Ensure ‘Racial Equity’ in Roads

July 1, 2022

Breitbart News reports that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will launch a $1 billion pilot plan to address what he sees as cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by roads.

“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,” the diversity hire Buttigieg noted, arguing that some highways and bridges were designed to divide communities by race.

Under the Reconnecting Communities program, $195 million in competitive grants will be awarded over the next 12 months, of which $50 million will be devoted for communities to conduct planning studies. Cities and states can now apply for the federal aid over five years to rectify “harm” purportedly caused by roadways built primarily through lower-income communities after the 1950s creation of the interstate highway system.

“This is a forward-looking vision,” Buttigieg said. “Our focus isn’t about assigning blame. It isn’t about getting caught up in guilt. It’s about fixing a problem. It’s about mending what has been broken, especially when the damage was done with taxpayer dollars.”

No, it actually is about assigning blame. It’s about perpetuating the left’s false premise that America is a country mired in systemic racism. It’s about the redistribution of wealth based on the racist notion of enforcing “equity.” It’s about controlling the populace by keeping us divided by racial resentment and guilt. It’s not a “forward-looking vision”; it’s a totalitarian, neo-Marxist vision.