Reparative climate policy is needed that minimizes the impacts of climate change in ways that recognize how they are connected to a history of unjust & racially discriminatory policies.
By Hannah Stephens, Manann Donoghoe, and Andre M. Perry, Brookings
This is more evidence of the value of the organizing work of the people on the Southeast Side and NCHE’s CHE Cook County/ HMPRG solidarity work at their side!
50 years ago, city officials in Syracuse ignored the outcry of the Black community in the 15th Ward and moved forward with their plan to construct the I-81 viaduct. Since then, the ward has faced inadequate housing, higher crime, and poverty at disproportionate levels.
By Jay A. Fernandez, ACLU
Through an executive order, former Mayor Lori Lightfoot has committed to recognizing environmental racism impacting Chicago communities. This agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is just the start of an effort to enact policy reforms led by the communities they most impact.
By Gina Ramirez, NRDC
Extreme heat events can be dangerous, especially for disadvantaged communities. Regardless of income or background, everyone should have access to the health and social equity services essential for staying safe.
By Yuki Noguchi, NPR
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 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.
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