Community Action against Racism in West Las Vegas: The F by Robert J. McKee

By Robert J. McKee

This ebook chronicles Robert J. McKee's lively participation in a profitable protest motion, led basically by way of black adult females within the traditionally African American neighborhood of West Las Vegas, Nevada, from 2008-2013. The citizens protested the closure of a first-rate highway (F road) of their group for the growth of Interstate 15. The group felt the road closure was once racially inspired, with the motive of extra alienating and setting apart this already marginalized group. the road closure was once one of the circumstances in a chronic heritage of occasions that additional exacerbated race kin in Las Vegas.

With purely minimum help from the black church, brave ladies mobilized their neighborhood from a local coalition right into a winning group protest team, regardless of resistance from urban officers and a racist backlash from a few Las Vegas citizens. the most important avid gamers during this paintings have been then-Mayor Oscar Goodman, kingdom Senator and now U.S. Congressman Steven Horsford, and a bunch of neighborhood and kingdom leaders.

The remaining of F highway creates an environ for McKee to debate the present difficulties of race relatives, city sociology, urban making plans, social motion, ethnography, and institutionalized racism.

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