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Rail Merger Would Weigh Heavily on Poor and Black Communities

 

(TriceEdneyWire.com) - People of color are no stranger to shouldering more than their fair share of the burdens of modern society. It's historically been the case. And the last two years – marked by the devastating pandemic, social unrest, including the most recent massacre in Buffalo, N.Y. among other racial injustices – have only underscored the disparate challenges faced by Black and other people of color.

Sadly, the next pain point for many of our communities may come from an entirely unexpected place: the merger of two large railroads.

At issue is a proposed $31 billion merger betw...



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