The Stream – Colour of pollution: Environmental racism

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If you’re black, Asian or Latino in the United States, you’re more likely to breath polluted air than if you’re white. And if you’re white but poor, the likelihood of being exposed to industrial pollution is higher, too. The federal agency monitoring these issues is crafting a new environmental justice plan, but critics say it fails to protect vulnerable communities from toxins trapping them in poverty and poor health. Join us Tuesday at 1930 GMT.

On today’s episode, we speak to:

Gregory Mitchell
Representative, The Concerned Citizens of University Place Subdivision

Julian Mocine-McQueen @GreenForAll
Director of Education and Outreach, Green For All
greenforall.org

Samuel Corona
Community advocate, Southeast Environmental Task Force

Rebecca Newberry @rrnewberry
Executive Director, Clean Air
cacwny.org

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On The Stream: With pollution affecting minorities more than whites in the United States, is environmental justice a civil rights fight?

Thumbnail: Michigan’s most polluted zip code is represented by a young activist at Detroit March for Justice on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Detroit, Michigan.(AP/ REX LARSON)

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