There seems to be a lack of understanding of what environmental racism is and how it ties to COVID-19 and the disproportionate amount of Black people dying from the virus and I’m gonna do a short explanation. A THREAD.
Environmental racism isn’t saying the environment is racist. Environmental Racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color, as our communities are strategically built on wastelands and in proximity to environmental hazards.
Because of our exposure to hazardous waste & such things poor air quality we are more at risk to have underlying conditions like asthma, which attack our immune/respiratory system making us more susceptible to diseases like COVID-19 & making us the demographic dying the fastest
While environmental racism isn’t the sole reason black people are dying so fast from this disease. It along with a racist/ inaccessible healthcare system are the main SYSTEMIC reasons as to why this is occurring.
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