In the backdrop of intense political division, San Francisco is proud to be a beacon of diversity and inclusion. But the “sanctuary city” has an appalling history of racism and continues to relegate marginalized communities with transportation infrastructure decisions that exacerbate racial segregation and economic inequality. This Note exposes the racial bias underlying decisions with respect to transportation infrastructure, concluding that grassroots organizing, transparent decision making processes, and enhanced government accountability are three necessary means to protect the public’s interest.
The Third Rail of San Francisco Politics: Transportation, Race, and the Central Subway,
70 Hastings L.J. 919
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