PORTLAND, Ore. | NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

5Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

PORTLAND, Ore. — The NAACP of Portland says a new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black people to move out of neighborhoods.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the group on Thursday decried the policy affecting some 1,600 buildings, many in areas with a predominantly black population.

City officials say the ordinance approved in October is part of an effort ultimately aimed at upgrading old buildings to withstand an earthquake.

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