Thursday, March 14, 2019

Air Pollution Is Racist

The 2019est headline ever?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Environmental racism" as a phrase is pretty easy to rag on. Then again, what this article describes isn't that controversial, is it? There's a long history of placing dumps and waste-sites, for example, on the black side of town. The town I went to school in has an EPA superfund site where some chemical company illegally disposed tons of chemicals decades ago. Is it really a surprise or coincidence that this site is on the black side of town? This isn't an isolated phenomenon, either. A great microcosmic example would be Rex Tillerson, while CEO of Exxon and deeply involved in the fracking industry, having opposed a project that would have brought fracking infrastructure too close to his own home. This sort of thing happens all the time; that's just a particularly ironic high profile example.

11:40 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

You're totally right, of course.

I'm just fed up with the craziness, and suspicious that it'd be awfully easy to fudge this one.

Also, it really does seem like the paradigm 2019 headline.

7:33 AM  

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