Race, class, and the silent epidemic of pedestrian deaths

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In the United States, Black and Latino pedestrians more likely to get hit by a car than white pedestrians They are less likely to own cars and more likely to take transit and walk. Plus, Black and Latino neighborhoods are passed over for safety improvements that white communities have the political clout to secure. These are some of the facts in a new book by journalist Angie Schmitt called Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America. We spoke with Angie Schmitt in September.

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