Austin City government adopted the 1928 Master Plan and created a “negro district” in what is now Austin’s City Council District 1. The plan formally segregated the city by creating a Negro district where all Black people are expected to live. Two aspects of the plan as it relates to Blacks are of specific note. First, the plan strategically sought to increase value to White interests by taking from Black people and Black communities. Second, the language never included harm to Blacks as an outcome, much more as an intended one. The plan instead spoke in disingenuous language of the resources to be provided to Blacks.