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High-traffic Roads Harm Children
Living near high-traffic roads comes with prenatal and postnatal exposure to pollutants that damage development. 

Now consider how many poor and ethnic communities have major freeways cutting through them because they don't have the power to block such incursions the way richer, whiter communities often can.  This is a much subtler form of genocide than the overt disruption of the neighborhood itself.  There is a particular bitterness to white people claiming that people of color are stupid, and then doing things which physically impair their development. >_<

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