Similar charge being leveled in Baltimore, MD
Instead of racism, they use the term red-lining.
Baltimore has only itself to blame. When it was United Cable, people used to rip off the cable company all the time with illegal taps and stolen cable boxes. It got so bad that, at one time, no one could get hooked up because so many cable boxes were stolen that they had to wait a month for another tractor trailer load to come in.
Screw Baltimore City.