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    Inequality & Poverty

    Eric Avila in Los Angeles Times: “The human toll of freeway expansion”


    “Black neighborhoods were considered to be blight. They were considered to be slums,” Eric Avila, a history and Chicano studies professor at UCLA, told The Times. “The dominant perspective of the time was to eradicate blight, to get rid of slums. These neighborhoods were simply wiped out without any efforts to remediate the damage that was done.”