Environmental racism

How Chicago’s Mayor Is Trying to Fight Environmental Racism

Mayor Brandon Johnson is introducing several methods intended to address how environment has a disproportionate racial impact.

NYC’s Poor Black, Latino Communities Hardest Hit By Canadian Wildfire Smoke

Those residents disproportionately visited hospital emergency rooms, adding evidence of systemic environmental racism.

Vulnerable Communities of Color Threatened By ‘Hazardous' NYC Air Quality

A study shows that low-income and communities of color are regularly exposed to pollution.

Justice Department Opens Environmental Racism Investigation Of Houston

The city allegedly has a history of ignoring poor environmental conditions in Black and Latino neighborhoods.

OPINION: A Supreme Court Ruling That Impacts Climate Change Makes Environmental Racism Worse

A decision that sets back the Environmental Protection Agency will have a domino effect on Black people nationwide.

Michigan Activist Fights to Keep Asphalt Plant From Opening In City Already Beleaguered With Environmental Issues

Flint residents push back against a plan to open an asphalt plant calling the plan "environmental racism."