Environmental Racism

An oil refinery is shown near Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Oil Refinery Leak Threatens Health of a Latinx Neighborhood in Houston

Manchester residents are breathing air with high concentrations of a chemical that causes cancer.

Journalist Maria Hinojosa speaks after "The Latino List: Volume Two" Screening on September 21, 2012 in New York City. Listen to her and co-host Julio Ricardo Varela interview two guests on their podcast, "In the Thick."

ICYMI: This Podcast Breaks Down a Deeper Issue Hidden in the Paris Agreement Withdrawal

And that’s environmental racism.

Colorlines screenshot of The Atlantic Argument video, taken on June 6, 2017.

WATCH: Is Environmental Racism the New Jim Crow?

This writer argues yes.

A man carries personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016, in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. The severity of the storm was felt throughout the state with flooding just as bad in Princeville, N.C.

ICYMI: Extreme Weather Is Forcing the First Town Chartered by Enslaved People to Consider Selling Land

Residents rebuilt after Hurricane Floyd in 1999, but Hurricane Matthew has left them unsure if they can do it again. 

You Need to Watch Vic Mensa Perform '16 Shots' at #JUSTICEFORFLINT

Mensa premiered the song—named for the number of times Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald—at Blackout for Human Rights’ #JUSTICEFORFLINT event. 

Hillary Clinton Proposes Plan to Dismantle Systemic Racism

“These inequalities are wrong, but they’re also immoral. And it’ll be the mission of my presidency to bring them to an end.”

Michigan Governor Says Race Not a Factor in Flint Water Crisis, EPA Official Resigns

Federal government pledges $80 million to overhaul state’s water infrastructure.

Why Flint’s Toxic Water Forced the Mayor to Declare a State of Emergency

The number of young children with elevated lead levels has doubled since the Michigan city began getting its water from the local river.