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Unformatted text preview: , where as Title VI, prevents
discrimination by government agencies that receive federal funding. If an agency is found in violation of Title VI, that agency can lose its federal
funding. While the cuts were not made to be discriminatory, in practice they violate both the above titles. With 84 percent of U.S. transit agencies
facing service cuts and fare hikes, we are witnessing how this trend is far more widespread than New York alone. In the larger context, it
becomes a very serious form of discrimination. As Laura Barrett, director of the Transportation Equity Network, quoted Dr. Robert Bullard in the
Huffington Post: Nationally, only seven percent of white households do not own a car, compared to 24 percent of African American households,
17 percent of Latino households, and 13 percent of Asian American households. African Americans are almost six times as likely as whites to use
transit to get around. In urban areas, African Americans and Latinos comprise over 54 percent of transit users (62 percent of bus riders, 35
percent of subway ride...
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