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Racial Bias and Interstate Highway Planning: A Mixed Methods Approach

Bradford P. Sherman, University of Pennsylvania

Division: Social Sciences

Dept/Program: Political Science; Urban Studies

Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research

Mentor(s): Adolph Reed

Date of this Version: 01 January 2014



This paper is an analysis of highway alignments based on the census tracts that surround them. First, I perform a quantitative analysis of the tracts with highways and the percentage of non-white and African-Americans in these tracts as opposed to in the state and region in general. In areas where the T-Tests noted a significant difference, a case study approach was employed to conjecture as to the reasoning for these suspect alignments.


American Politics | Infrastructure | Transportation | Urban Studies

Suggested Citation

Sherman, Bradford P., "Racial Bias and Interstate Highway Planning: A Mixed Methods Approach" 01 January 2014. CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal, University of Pennsylvania,

Date Posted: 21 May 2014




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