Weekend links: The sensitive subject of race
Photo by Michael Kappel on Flickr.
Kaya celebrates diversity:
DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson applauded the increasing racial diversity
of the system as more white children enroll in DCPS. This being Washington, her remark caused a stir. (Post)
TBD dissects a gentrification article: Read a good takedown
of a recent stereotype-laden gentrification article
in the American Prospect in which "Washington" is shorthand for whites and "DC" is shorthand for blacks. (TBD)
Passengers may board at the back of the bus:
To speed bus service, San Francisco may permit bus riders to board through the rear doors, too
. You still have to pay or show proof of payment. (SF Chronicle)
Transforming the projects can lower crime:
Neighborhoods with public housing projects saw crime decrease
after HOPE VI money helped transform them into mixed-income communities. (MetroTrends)
What's good for GM may not be good for America:
The Obama administration wants to advance batteries for electric cars. This would reduce oil dependence, but not auto-dependent land-use paradigms
that require lots of energy. (Infrastructurist)
In Cuba, women hitchhike:
Transit in Cuba is so bad and packed to the gills that women actually hitchhike
. The state requires employees driving state-owned vehicles to pick people up if they have seats. (NPR, Erik Weber)
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