Millions were appalled by the intensity of the terroristic violence of the white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville. The Sun's blogger David Zurawik, even cited a "moral outrage when [President Donald] Trump refused to categorically denounce the people carrying those torches and the violence they generated," ("Zurawik: With Trump's rally, watching a president coming unglued before our eyes," Aug. 23). Yet, in Baltimore, silence dominated the response to Gov. Larry Hogan's subtler but race-infused violent cancellation of the $2.9 billion Red Line light rail project. The project's 10,000 jobs, reduced commute times, and transit-oriented-development at its 19 stations from Bayview to Woodlawn would have proven economically transformative for the region. Mr. Hogan openly racialized his decision when he spent the money dedicated to the Red Line on road projects in rural, white areas of the state. He knew that angry reaction in the state and in Baltimore would be tempered by the customary normalization of white privilege and its accompanying violence in racial, economic, political and social relations.