This sounds like an excuse for why Mayor Pete never fixed the potholes in his own hometown:
"There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that's why the jobs plan has specifically committed to reconnect some of the communities that were divided by these dollars," said Pete.
Okay, bro. Have fun with that narrative. You do you.
"Well, if you're in Washington, I'm told that the history of that highway is one that was built at the expense of communities of color in the D.C. area. There are stories, and I think Philadelphia and Pittsburgh [and] in New York, Robert Moses famously saw through the construction of a lot of highways."
Ah, he has been "told" and there are "stories." That's proof enough (for half the nation at least).
What a pile of garbage. The Democratic playbook at this point is to throw darts at a board of random things and then declare one racist as an excuse to spend a small ocean's worth of money.
Pete is not a blue collar worker. He knows nothing about road construction logistics, engineering, or the materials involved. He's also not a historian.
Pete literally served as the mayor of a mid-sized town in Indiana and has no qualifications for Secretary of Transportation outside of his intersectional wokism.
(For comparison, Pete's qualifications mirror that of Indiana's other favorite mayor, Jerry Gergich from "Parks and Recreation.")
What the Left wants is for all of us to see everything though race – to embrace the Marxist class struggle based on the color of our skin – and to that end, roads can't just be roads.