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L.A. Times Declares Driving Your Car Is Racist

'As a white guy who’s lived on L.A.’s Westside for most of my life, I’ve benefited from the region’s sordid history as well... '

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) In a comically serious op-edLos Angeles Times journalist Sammy Roth argued that white people are to blame for ruining air quality for “LA’s people of color” by driving their cars.

According to Roth, white people driving their cars is an expression of a deeper racist plot by whites to harm “people of color.”

“It may sound like a paradox, but it’s not,” Roth wrote. “It’s a function of the racism that shaped this city and its suburbs, and continues to influence our daily lives — and a stark reminder of the need for climate solutions that benefit everyone.”

Roth noted that the plot to harm people of color runs deep. One can only see it with the help of studies published by leftist college professors.

Specifically, Roth cited a study published by Geoff Boeing, a professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

“He told me it largely comes down to the shameful history of Los Angeles County’s low-income communities of color being torn apart to make way for freeways — a history that has been extensively documented by The Times,” Roth wrote of his contact with Geoff.

According to Boeing, the freeways themselves are racist.

“It’s not like commuters are coming in and shopping in those communities, patronizing restaurants,” Boeing said. “They’re just driving through to get from one side of the city to the other.”

Ultimately, Roth declared his own white privilege and waxed about his own virtuous steps that he has taken to renounce his whiteness.

“As a white guy who’s lived on L.A.’s Westside for most of my life, I’ve benefited from the region’s sordid history as well,” he wrote.

“Much as I try to do my part — taking the train a couple times a month, walking to local coffee shops and restaurants instead of driving across the city — there’s no question I contribute to the inequitable air pollution that Boeing’s study describes.”

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