Environmental Racism: Black Americans Three Times More Likely to Die from Pollution

Without a touch of irony, the EPA celebrated Black History Month by publishing a report that finds black communities face dangerously high levels of pollution. African Americans are more likely to live near landfills and industrial plants that pollute water and air and erode quality of life. Because of this, more than half of the 9 million people living near hazardous waste sites are people of color, and black Americans are three times more likely to die from exposure to air pollutants than their white counterparts. . .

 

via Environmental racism has left black Americans three times more likely to die from pollution — Quartz

5 thoughts on “Environmental Racism: Black Americans Three Times More Likely to Die from Pollution

  1. Well, that is the plan. And nothing in that plan has changed for hundreds of years and it won’t. For some strange reason, we are to be destroyed over what we did not set in motion. Not one descendant of slaves is in AmeriKKKa because we rowed here. We are here through no fault of our own and yet, we are despised, hated, brutalized, incarcerated and murdered, hourly by the very whites who scream up and down that they are not racist but at the same time, will protect a racist cop.

    I’d like to see whites gentrify those toxic neighborhoods, I really would!

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    • From everything I read, Shelby, it’s my understanding that the whole concept of race was invented to justify the enslavement of other human beings. That before slavery began, no one made an issue of someone’s skin color. And it would appear that the notion of race and racism gets perpetuated to justify the extreme exploitation and denial of rights to the descendants of slaves. I honestly don’t see any way to fix it without bringing the whole system down.

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