The New York highway that racism built: ‘It does nothing but pollute’ | The Guardian
Rachel Ramirez Fri 21 May 2021
Just south of downtown Syracuse in upstate New York, a stretch of highway has long divided surrounding neighbourhoods.
On the east side are large buildings where university students live, well-maintained green spaces, and a wall that blocks the highway from view. On the west side is a predominantly low-income and disinvested Black neighborhood where the pollution from the highway exacerbates many residents’ existing health conditions.
asthma than their white counterparts, according to a recent report by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU).