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What is Environmental Racism?

ClipSeason 14/20/2016

With Earth Day coming up, it’s important to understand how environmental issues play a role in the lives of people. Environmental racism causes people of color to be disproportionately afflicted with diseases from asthma to cancer due to living near coal refineries, landfills, and nuclear waste facilities. Those affected simply don’t have the economic or political means to keep these developments out of their back yard. So this Earth Day, plant a tree, drive a hybrid, and get involved in the fight against environmental racism!