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Unformatted text preview: rs, and 29 percent of commuter rail riders). This argument goes beyond race, of course . The cuts exacerbate the exclusion of all the protected classes including low-income groups, immigrants, the elderly and the disabled, since
their access to automobiles is that much more difficult. In fact, Bay Area Rapid Transit lost $70 million in stimulus funding in
violation of civil rights laws for its Oakland Airport Connector project because it failed to study how the project would affect low-income and
minority transit riders.] Poverty is a structural violence that creates a cycle of oppression where certain lives are
prioritized over others.
Gilligan, (Dept. of Psych. @ Harvard Med & Dir. of the Center for the Study of Violence) 1996
[James, Violence: Our Deadly Epidemic and its Causes p. 191-196]
You cannot work for one day with the violent people who fill our prisons and mental hospitals for the criminally insane without being forcibly
and constantly reminded of the extreme poverty and discrimination that characterize their lives. Hearing about their lives, and about the...
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