As millions remain without power, many have voiced concerns that affluent neighborhoods are not included in the rotating power outages.
Social media posts circulated since Monday, February 15, claiming that Highland Park in Dallas has retained power throughout the storm. Highland Park’s households are 90 percent white and the median household income is more than $207,000 annually.
In a tweet on Tuesday night, Riley Stearns, writer and director, said, “Highland Park, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Texas, has had power this entire time. Meanwhile, my parents spent much of the day in their car staying warm and will be sleeping in sleeping bags tonight. I hope a million investigations are opened after all of this.”
There are conflicting reports on whether Highland Park has experienced power outages, with some individuals on social media claiming they have been without power, too. As of now, there is little confirmation over whether the rotating power outages are disproportionately affecting lower-income neighborhoods.