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    Demography & Population Studies

    Eric Avila in WWNO Public Radio: “Black Americans And The Racist Architecture Of Homeownership”


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    At the time, highway planners used the language of science to justify building freeways through communities of color, says Eric Avila, a professor of urban studies at UCLA. “They presented a kind of dizzying array of charts and graphs to insist that this was the most economically efficient route for this particular freeway. They denied any questions of race, they denied any questions of bias.”