Uber and Lyft are, in other words, examples of a weird, bizarre, singularly American phenomenon. Americans refuse flatly to invest in each other — the toxic legacy of centuries of supremacy, hatred, slavery. “I won’t pay for their schools and hospitals! They’re lazy, dirty, subhumans!” And not their transport, either. But the result of this vacuum of public investment is that the only thing left to provide what should be public goods is capitalism.
ctices tha…ed to diversify an organization, or for practices that merely accommodate people in broken systems. These do nothing to redistribute power — providing the illusion of investment, while maintaining structural inequity.