A fascinating article in The Guardian explaining, for the zillionth time, why Americans shouldn’t vote for Donald Trump features an even more fascinating paragraph:
Janet Webster Jones, pointed to the expansion of US highways under President Eisenhower as another Republican policy with a major impact on the city. Among the litany of problems that led Detroit into fiscal uncertainty and, eventually, a massive municipal bankruptcy, the highway system in metro Detroit is viewed by researchers as having helped accelerate white flight – in turn, decimating the city’s tax base.
The highway act “tore up the city of Detroit”, Jones said.
The implication seems to be that a policy that produces functioning transport infrastructure is bad. Because such infrastructure allows white people to leave. Good policy would, presumably, have been the construction of a gigantic cage around Detroit preventing white people from ever getting away. And maybe suction-tubes to suck up their tax dollars?
The other implication seems to be that black people, left to run and sustain a major city in a civilized country, are bound to royally screw it up. See Stuff Black People Don’t Like for such implications made explicit.