The massive blizzard in Buffalo, New York — which so far has claimed the lives of at least 39 people in Erie County, 31 of them just in Buffalo — has highlighted enduring racial and economic divides, as most victims are people of color.

By Pete Saunders, Washington Post
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By Nada Hassanein, USA TODAY

Recent flooding in Jackson, Mississippi, exacerbated the city’s already failing water system. Experts say it’s a familiar threat in disinvested communities of color.

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New Orleans city officials allowed developers to build homes on land contaminated with chemicals linked to cancer. They didn’t tell the people who moved in.

By Darryl Fears, The Washington Post

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