environmental racism

Pollution Is Racial Violence

Pollution Is Racial Violence

Today, Black families in the U.S. are most likely to live surrounded by toxic air pollutants extractive industries discharge into their backyards. Black people face a more immediate threat whenever they leave their homes: the police. To disconnect the two is irresponsible. Polluting industries don’t wind up in Black communities…

Segregation Has Left A Legacy Of Asthma And Pollution In California Cities

Segregation Has Left A Legacy Of Asthma And Pollution In California Cities

Lots of elements factor into whether a community suffers higher rates of asthma. There’s even a genetic component. When Anthony Nardone, a medical student in the University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley’s Joint Medical Program, first began learning about the mechanisms that lead to health disparities, he began…