White Ohio Suburb of Beavercreek Fights to Keep Black Bus Riders Out of Neighborhood

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White Ohio Suburb of Beavercreek Fights to Keep Black Bus Riders Out of Neighborhood



By Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht, Tue, August 06, 2013
The primarily white community of Beavercreek, Ohio, is doing everything in its power to keep minority bus riders out, including risking tens of millions of dollars in federal funding.

The suburb of Beavercreek is about 15 minutes east of Dayton. The area boasts a major shopping mall, Wright State University and a medical clinic, according to ThinkProgress. In 2010, the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) proposed adding three new bus stops in Beavercreek, which would bring in people from Dayton, give local business a boost, and offer new education and work opportunities to minorities.

But Beavercreek did everything in its power to keep the buses out. One tactic included mandating expensive guidelines that bus shelters must have heat, AC, and high-tech surveillance. The Beavercreek City Council rejected the RTA’s less costly, more straight-forward proposal.

“We turned downed an application because they didn’t meet our (design) criteria,” Beavercreek City Councilman Scott Hadley told to Eye On Ohio.

That's when the civil rights group Leaders for Equality in Action in Dayton (LEAD) filed a complaint under Title VI non-discrimination provisions of the Federal Highway Act. Now Beavercreek stands to lose tens of millions in federal highway funding.

LEAD’s complaint says that the peculiar demands of the Beavercreek City Council are discriminatory.

“The City of Beavercreek’s criteria and methods for deciding whether to allow RTA transit stops in Beavercreek, which resulted in denial of the application for those stops had the effect of subjecting African Americans, who disproportionately ride public transit, to discrimination,” the complaint said.

The civil rights division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ruled in favor of LEAD on June 13. FHWA stated that 11 of the requests made by Beavercreek were outside of standard design criteria and that the rejection of the RTA application had a disproportionate impact on blacks, making it discriminatory.

Beavercreek was ordered by the FHWA to restart the application process with the RTA.

The majority of civil rights complaints, according to FHWA spokesman Doug Hecox, are related to access for disabled citizens. In Dayton and Beavercreek, the issue is purely race.

“I can’t see anything else but it being a racial thing,” Sam Gresham, state chair of Common Cause Ohio, a public interest advocacy group, told ThinkProgress. “They don’t want African Americans going on a consistent basis to Beavercreek.”

“Their worldview and logic are two entirely separate things,” he said of the Beavercreek City Council.

The Council will meet on the matter again August 12 and has until September 11 to comply with the FHWA order.
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James Gee, president of the Ohio Public Transportation Association and general manager of the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority, said the ruling underscores the principle that “transportation should be considered a right as opposed to a privilege.”
I assume he's planning on not charging people to use the bus anymore, then? Because if it's a right, you shouldn't be taking their money for it.
 

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More importantly, why is it a right to travel to my neighborhood?
 

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Why does a highway act have non-discrimination provisions?
 

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Why does a highway act have non-discrimination provisions?
Because the cunt federal government is made up of a bunch of cunts.

They take money from citizens, and then in order to get it back the states have to abide by all sorts of regulations that have little or nothing to do with the projects that money funds.
 

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What has happened to make this rule? Certainly anyone law abiding should be able to ride the bus.
 

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Why does a highway act have non-discrimination provisions?
If the highway was built or funded by the federal government, then it's unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment to restrict the use of that highway to certain groups.
 

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If the highway was built or funded by the federal government, then it's unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment to restrict the use of that highway to certain groups.
Just to expand further-


42 USC § 2000a - Prohibition against discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation

(a) Equal access
All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.
(b) Establishments affecting interstate commerce or supported in their activities by State action as places of public accommodation; lodgings; facilities principally engaged in selling food for consumption on the premises; gasoline stations; places of exhibition or entertainment; other covered establishments
Each of the following establishments which serves the public is a place of public accommodation within the meaning of this subchapter if its operations affect commerce, or if discrimination or segregation by it is supported by State action:
(1) any inn, hotel, motel, or other establishment which provides lodging to transient guests, other than an establishment located within a building which contains not more than five rooms for rent or hire and which is actually occupied by the proprietor of such establishment as his residence;
(2) any restaurant, cafeteria, lunchroom, lunch counter, soda fountain, or other facility principally engaged in selling food for consumption on the premises, including, but not limited to, any such facility located on the premises of any retail establishment; or any gasoline station;
(3) any motion picture house, theater, concert hall, sports arena, stadium or other place of exhibition or entertainment; and
(4) any establishment
(A)
(i) which is physically located within the premises of any establishment otherwise covered by this subsection, or
(ii) within the premises of which is physically located any such covered establishment, and
(B) which holds itself out as serving patrons of such covered establishment.

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transportation should be considered a right as opposed to a privilege.”
Finally, fuck all those assholes that told me all my life a driver license wasn't a right.
 

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  • Josh Destardi
    Aww, they're suing because Beavercreek won't let them turn it into another Chicago...or Detroit...Or Cincinnati, or downtown Dayton, or Baltimore, D.C., should I go on?
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So riding a bus is a 'Black Thing' now? Not liking loud, polluting, crime raising bus lines into your town is now racist?
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The Feds tried this with BART (subway system in San Francisco). They need a connector from their station to Oakland Airport, about 3-4 miles away. They developed a cable car type train to shuttle people between the two. The neighborhood (while it isn't the worst, it's still Oakland, and has the expected type of residents) demanded a stop halfway between the station and the airport. Feds withheld funding until BART redesigned the line to accommodate an intermediate station. BART told the Feds to fuck off, and proceeded to build the project without Federal involvement. Now the enners can watch all the fancy white people passing overhead in their brand new mass transit system.
 

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The Feds tried this with BART (subway system in San Francisco). They need a connector from their station to Oakland Airport, about 3-4 miles away. They developed a cable car type train to shuttle people between the two. The neighborhood (while it isn't the worst, it's still Oakland, and has the expected type of residents) demanded a stop halfway between the station and the airport. Feds withheld funding until BART redesigned the line to accommodate an intermediate station. BART told the Feds to fuck off, and proceeded to build the project without Federal involvement. Now the enners can watch all the fancy white people passing overhead in their brand new mass transit system.
That could have made sense for other reasons... like the added expense, congestion, and delays the additional stop would have incurred would make it less efficient.

Who am I kidding? It was probably because of the blacks.
 

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What has happened to make this rule? Certainly anyone law abiding should be able to ride the bus.
They can. Deliberately misleading racebaiting headline is deliberately misleading and racebaiting. Read the article.
 

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They can. Deliberately misleading racebaiting headline is deliberately misleading and racebaiting. Read the article.
The last half of the article is all about race......
“The City of Beavercreek’s criteria and methods for deciding whether to allow RTA transit stops in Beavercreek, which resulted in denial of the application for those stops had the effect of subjecting African Americans, who disproportionately ride public transit, to discrimination,” the complaint said.

The civil rights division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ruled in favor of LEAD on June 13. FHWA stated that 11 of the requests made by Beavercreek were outside of standard design criteria and that the rejection of the RTA application had a disproportionate impact on blacks, making it discriminatory.

Beavercreek was ordered by the FHWA to restart the application process with the RTA.

The majority of civil rights complaints, according to FHWA spokesman Doug Hecox, are related to access for disabled citizens. In Dayton and Beavercreek, the issue is purely race.

“I can’t see anything else but it being a racial thing,” Sam Gresham, state chair of Common Cause Ohio, a public interest advocacy group, told ThinkProgress. “They don’t want African Americans going on a consistent basis to Beavercreek.”

“Their worldview and logic are two entirely separate things,” he said of the Beavercreek City Council.

The Council will meet on the matter again August 12 and has until September 11 to comply with the FHWA order.
and I was making more of a joke than anything.
 

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The last half of the article is all about race......
So? That doesn't make the headline any less misleading.

White Ohio Suburb of Beavercreek Fights to Keep Black Bus Riders Out of Neighborhood, Claims Some Local Watchdog Group

That's a wee bit more accurate, no?
 

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The civil rights division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ruled in favor of LEAD on June 13. FHWA stated that 11 of the requests made by Beavercreek were outside of standard design criteria and that the rejection of the RTA application had a disproportionate impact on blacks, making it discriminatory.
No, your right. No basis at all.
 

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Have all buses 'monitored' by armed citizens. Hence, the angry Negroes won't be riding it after a few body drops, yo.
 

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In 2010, the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) proposed adding three new bus stops in Beavercreek, which would bring in people from Dayton, give local business a boost, and offer new education and work opportunities to minorities.
That's how it's supposed to work in the pants-pissing liberal world of butterflies and gumdrops.

Here's how it works in the real world...

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/shots-fired-inside-lafayette-square-mall-friday-night

Shots fired inside Indianapolis Mall Friday night

Mall security footage showed a thin black male in dark clothing standing near the center of the mall. He pulled out a gun and began shooting at an unknown target.

Mary Chalmers, head of the Lafayette Square Area Coalition, said this incident and other violence stands in the face of new economic growth for the area rebranded as an international marketplace.
And...

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/...spreads-to-castleton-square-mall-over-weekend

Teen violence spreads to Castleton Square Mall over weekend

Shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, security personnel ejected a number of juveniles from Castleton Square Mall. The kids took their issues across the street to McDonald's, where dozens of juveniles began to fight.

Police arrested two youths, one of whom had a gun.

A short time later, police arrested more juveniles for a fight inside the Sears store.
The real opportunities extended bus routes offer to minorities(blacks) is the opportunity for them(blacks) to bring their thuggery and mayhem to fertile (white)hunting grounds and hurt (white)business.

This is just another example of white communities being forced to subject themselves to black violence... because any white person who refuses to play the victim is clearly a racist.
 
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I have never seen a heated/cooled bus shelter before... like would you want to be in a shelter with a door on it?
 

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In some neighborhoods a climate controlled bus shelter would become a homeless shelter.