Racial divide: How can one highway be this controversial?

World Today

A “concrete calamity” – that’s how residents in one of America’s oldest Black neighborhoods describe a highway that’s carved their community in two. The I-10 – the fourth-longest interstate in the U.S. – runs directly over the New Orleans neighborhood of Tremé. It’s the artery that feeds Louisiana’s largest city, but many locals want it abolished, arguing that the overpass has racial undertones. From Tremé, Benji Hyer reports.

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