How Public Transportation In The U.S. Discriminates Against Minorities

Fast Company

Though Rosa Parks’s legendary bus strike is an obvious example of what happens when discrimination and public transit collide, the structural inequalities inherent in our transit system run much deeper than the overt racism of the 1950s. With their new documentary Free to Ride, to be completed next year, researchers at Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity explore the connections between race, class, and transportation inequality in the United States.

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The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.