New Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has suggested during a recent interview that racism is actually built into the nation’s highway system. Because, well, everything is racist, right? I mean, progressives now think trees are racist, so that should let you know how far along on the crazy train we actually are.
“There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that’s why the jobs plan has specifically committed to reconnect some of the communities that were divided by these dollars,” the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor said while speaking to reporter April Ryan this week in an interview that talked about President Joe Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan.
Buttigieg then went on to explain that several of the country’s major highways negatively impact minority communities.
“Well, if you’re in Washington, I’m told that the history of that highway is one that was built at the expense of communities of color in the D.C. area,” the former presidential candidate said. “There are stories, and I think Philadelphia and Pittsburgh [and] in New York, Robert Moses famously saw through the construction of a lot of highways.”
Buttigieg added that there has been a lack of federal infrastructure projects in black communities throughout history and said it “wasn’t just an act of neglect” but rather a “conscious choice” that the Biden administration hopes to rectify in the new spending package.
Biden touted his plan on Wednesday, saying, “We don’t just fix for today. We build for tomorrow.”
“Two hundred years ago, trains weren’t traditional infrastructure either until America made a choice to lay down tracks across the country,” he added. “Highways weren’t traditional infrastructure until we allowed ourselves to imagine that roads could connect our nation across state lines.”
So there you have it, folks. Your daily dose of liberal insanity. And, as usual, it has to do with imaginary racism that doesn’t exist until they create it.
Because, heaven forbid, we all find a way to get along and love one another as we are, right? Then the left couldn’t leverage racial tension into a means of justification for employing Marxist strategies to rebuild this country into a socialist mess.