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    Eric Avila in Looper News: “Who Actually Framed Roger Rabbit?”


    The freeway scheme of “Roger Rabbit” is based on what really happened in Los Angeles, which, at that time, was deeply segregated via redlining and exclusionary white neighborhoods. When L.A. built its freeways, they gutted multiple neighborhoods occupied primarily by people of color. This was a stated goal of urban planners’ design, according to UCLA professor Eric Avila.