"George I don't usually respond to essays with such of an obvious agenda as it is a waste of time."
And, yet...here you are.
"Note; many of these are simple communities that are racially diverse or predominantly white."
As I pointed out in the article.
"but race is not the predominant factor on what determines where a road goes"
That's simply not true. In many cases, race was pretty much the only factor that determined where highways were bulldozed through.
"Poor people with or without the required amount of melanin pay the price for that greed but as you point out all people benefit from the commerce provided by roads."
Read the article again. Black communities helped pay for the highways with their taxes and their very homes and businesses but few of the benefits have accrued to them.