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Fury in Texas as Power Outages Appear to Skip Over Wealthy Neighborhoods

Not a good look, Texas.

At a time in which the nation is keenly focused on the issue of wealth inequality and how it is perceived, an ugly scene is playing out in Texas.

A massive winter weather event has smothered the Lone Star State with trouble.  Texas isn’t built to handle these sort of brutal changes in temperature, and power companies around the state banked on the ability to conduct rolling blackouts to ease the strain on the system.

They failed miserably, however, and just about fried the power grid in the process.  Overnight on Tuesday, many Texans were crossing into their 24th consecutive hour without power, with temperatures plummeting to the single digits.

Then, as social media users charged up and took a look around, they noticed something that infuriated them.

Users were quick to ask why the city would be using so much power, especially in vacant office buildings and the like.

Even worse:  One affluent Dallas neighborhood never lost power, while all of the middle class neighborhoods surrounding it were in the dark.

In a nation that has been poised on the verge of a class war for years, this sort of disparity in comfort is only likely to fuel the flames of angst.

 

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