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"Negro removal".

This magazine has always believed the liberals should not hesitate to join conservatives when the conservatives are right. It strikes me that the conservative objection to the use of eminent domain to seize private property for the benefit of private developers is just such a case. Charlotte Allen, an excellent conservative writer whose work has appeared in these pages, recently reminded readers of The Washington Post of the destruction of working class homes and business that was wrought by urban renewal in the 1950s. These programs, which deservedly came to be called "Negro removal" by their critics, involved just the same kind of taking of private property for exploitation by developers.
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Title Annotation:Tilting at Windmills; urban renewal in the 1950s
Author:Peters, Charles
Publication:Washington Monthly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 1, 2005
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