This week’s quote is from and reference is to an article in the Fordham Environmental Law Review, BLACK LIVES MATTER, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND COVID-19 by Sarah Walsh, J.D. Candidate 2022, Fordham University School of Law.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting African Americans at a disproportionate rate. Data from the New York Times shows that African Americans make up over half of all coronavirus cases in the county, despite only making up 13 % of the U.S. population. …communities of color are more likely to live in overcrowded areas with higher levels of air pollution. We know that Covid-19 tends to have more serious effects on individuals with underlying medical issues, particularly lung problems. … Now, what does a group that seems to be focused on police brutality have to do with our changing climate? As explained by Patrisse Cullors and Nyeusi Nguyu, members of the Black Lives Matter movement, “Racism is endemic to global inequality. This means that those most affected – and killed – by climate change are Black and poor people.”Sarah Walsh, Fordham University School of Law, article dated August 22, 2020
Concise, well-reasoned article.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What if you couldn’t breathe?