Among other things, Martin Luther King, Jr. is famous for leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1954, which pretty much jump-started the civil rights movement in the United States. Sixty years later, and some people say transportation is still a civil rights issue, because transportation provices access to opportunity, jobs, health car and other public services. Those without cars have a much more difficult time accessing those services in a country where the transportation system is outdated and just plain crumbling in some places. Does that mean those folks without equal access to transportation and the opportunities it offers are being discriminated against?

This article on says “yes” and calls it “transportation racism.”

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