*[Enwl-eng] Racism in air pollution

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Jan 21, 2023, 12:27:35 PM1/21/23
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Redlining is the cause.

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Air Pollution Patterns in the U.S. Are Racist, Disproportionately Poisoning Communities of Color



Air goes everywhere. So on the surface, it might seem logical to assume that air pollution would be similarly indiscriminate -- diffusing around and affecting everyone in a general area roughly the same. But that couldn't be further from the truth. As it turns out, air pollution carries the toxic stain of racism with it.

And through decades of federal policy enforcing discrimination, American towns and cities have literally segregated pollution so that it primarily lives in -- and poisons -- communities of color. This is largely due to a practice called "redlining," which describes decades of federal housing policies - policies that explicitly and intentionally discriminated against Black and Latinx Americans and immigrants.

Sign the petition to demand reparations for these communities and federal clean-up of polluted, segregated neighborhoods!

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Care2 Petitions Team

P.S. Air pollution carries the toxic stain of racism with it. Demand justice!

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