Black Americans are at 38% a greater risk of being exposed to polluted air in their communities according to studies done. And are more likely (by 75%) to border on plant and factory towns.
It is not far fetched to use critical thinking skills to add up the cause to why predominately Black neighborhoods are in poor conditions, when there are dangerous substances being strategically taken out of successful predominately white neighborhoods and being placed/dumped in predominately Black disadvantaged communities.
It’s also important to note that financial status is not the main contributor to environmental racism, it is in FACT RACISM that causes environmental racism. Studies have proven that even Black Americans who made more money than their white counterparts faced the impacts of environmental racism. It is clear that the issue of environmental racism is more than just a “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” type of issue.
Racism has been a long standing issue that is costing people their lives. This cause needs immediate resolutive action.