Contributing opinion writer
Clyve Lawrence ’25 is a Government concentrator in Adams House and an editorial board columnist for the fall of 2022. His column “Our Transportation Crisis” appears on alternate Mondays.
Claudine Gay’s appointment as the first Black woman president of Harvard University is a historic moment for representation in higher education. However, given the massive wealth and power that the University holds, her administration must address the systemic issues that perpetuate inequality and injustice at Harvard.
From highways to housing, cars have shaped a century of transportation policy. A mirage of freedom masks the deadly consequences of prioritizing private vehicles over our lives. For our country to preserve justice and equality under the law, it must decouple itself from its overreliance on automobiles.