53 minutes | May 27th 2018

Environmental Racism: It’s A Thing | Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver and Mustafa Ali

This week we define and discuss environmental racism and how it has long affected the quality of life experienced by African Americans and communities of color. Our guests are Dr. Karen Weaver, Mayor of Flint; and Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, and Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus. The host for this episode is Jordun Lawrence, Senior Manager of Communications.

 

From the National Urban League, For The Movement discusses persistent policy, social, and civil rights issues affecting communities of color.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Current state of Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

Environmental racism is the new Jim Crow

Eroding infrastructure impacting environment and residents

How environmental policy decisions affect health and oppress people

People of color are more likely to live near brownfields and toxic sites

Local elections matter to effect these issues

 

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Jordun’s Twitter: @_jordun

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