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(Al Jazeera)   Not news: being racially discriminated against at your job. Fark: being racially discriminated against at your industrial disaster   (america.aljazeera.com ) divider line
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2014-07-21 01:16:37 PM  
3 votes:
Seems more like socioeconomic rather than racial.
2014-07-21 01:43:16 PM  
2 votes:

CruJones: Seems more like socioeconomic rather than racial.


While there's truth to that, it deliberately overlooks the fact that socioeconomic disparity and race go hand-in-hand in this country.

/no, not every s-e disadvantaged community is predominantly minority. As has been observed elsewhere, however: while the footrace may not always go to the swift, it's the sure way to bet.
//at bottom though, yes, the issues here are communities too poor to mount successful NIMBY campaigns, and corporations that don't give a rat's ass about people.
2014-07-21 01:37:09 PM  
2 votes:

Oliver Twisted: Hmm.  What would prompt such an article?

FTFA:A recent article "Who's in Danger? Race, Poverty, and Chemical Disasters: A Demographic Analysis of Chemical Disaster Vulnerability Zones," by the Environmental Justice and Health Alliance

Written by:

Robert Bullard is dean at Texas Southern University and author of more than a dozen books that address environmental justice and health issues.

and

Richard Moore is the coordinator of the Los Jardines Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, co-coordinator of the Environmental Justice and Health Alliance and co-author of the new report "Who's in Danger? A Demographic Analysis of Chemical Disaster Vulnerability Zones."


I wish I could say that using an expert's proof of expertise against him is as rare as it is breathtakingly idiotic, but we both know that it's hardly rare.

Well, most of *us* know that. *You* probably don't.

/who the fark *else* do you think has the credentials and desire to write about this?
//I suppose you believe all the anthropologists are wrong about the age of the world and your proof is that they all have Ph.Ds and work for universities or institutions.
2014-07-21 01:51:58 PM  
1 vote:
So basically industrial disasters happen in industrial areas and since poor people live in industrial areas it's discrimination?
2014-07-21 01:17:53 PM  
1 vote:
Who cares what the race happens to be of the people surrounding it.

How about just not putting chemical plants near populated areas or in areas where the runoff of their chemicals will affect major water supplies?

There I just saved about 10,000 pages of regulations.
 
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