February 28th, 2023 — By — In OCA Blog

Mike Rikon Writes About Urban Renewal and the Assault on Black Neighborhoods

download 3In his recent article written for the New York Law Journal and entitled ‘Urban Renewal, An Assault on Black Neighborhoods,” OCA member Mike Rikon speaks of  how interstate highways, many of which were built to serve white suburban commuters, “were shoved through black neighborhoods, causing surrounding blight and pollution.” Mr. Rikon says these actions were fueled by the Federal Housing Act of 1949, which authorized cities to use eminent domain to clear “blighted neighborhoods” for a “higher use.” To read Mr. Rikon’s excellent article in its entirety click here.

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