The NAACP 's press release talks about the research report Coal Blooded, and how coal plants are being placed nearby low income and colored communities. This is causing an overwhelming amount of pollution in these communities, which in turn is hurting people 's health. The average income of people living in these areas is $18,400 and also 39% of these Americans are colored. Coal Blooded even talks about a plan to help change from high polluted energy sources for more eco-friendly sources. The closing of two power plants in Chicago helps support this plan.
I believe he is reaching out to whites for help, because we are the only people who have power to enact change in government. Blacks are giving a plea for help, but because the ideals of many whites have been challenge after civil rights legislation gets past there is a backlash. This backlash comes from whites feeling the need to “just approve of those commitments; it entrenches them and guards them against a time when there might well be a weakening or a loss of the commitments” (Belgrami) The 70s were this backlash during Nixons time. As a result, since the change that had come in Cookes time that he believed ‘But now I think I 'm able to carry on It 's been a long, a long time coming But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will” However, once this change came there was so much more that had to be done and legislation ceased to exist for blacks and many racist acts still occur. To Audre Lorde this continuation of racism is seen “Somewhere on the edge of consciousness, there is what I call a mythical norm, which each one of us within our hearts knows “That’s is not me” In America, this norm is usually defined as white, thin, male young, heterosexual christen and finically secured.”(Lorde) This is the accepted definition of
Racism is apparent throughout Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” in which we follow the life of an African-American family in Chicago in the 1950’s, who are trying to move out of the slums through the insurance money that they got from Mr. Young’s death. But this would be become a challenge for them as they are in the midst of a racial segregation in which they were not allowed to have the same rights as their white counterparts. Such as having the ability to obtain the same jobs, education, and being able to purchase the same houses as their white counterparts. This does put African American’s at a disadvantage, as in many cases they are unable to leave the lower class and are continued to look down upon by those that in a higher class them or a white skin color. Furthermore, white people in the 1950’s discriminated against race according to racial discrimination and Class-based bias.
Louis were predominantly black people live suffer from lack of jobs which then makes people rob and steal for what they need to survive. There is a list of problems that can be named about East St. Louis but one main problem is there air pollution from these chemical plants. As kozol writes in Savages Inequality “The city, which by night and day is clouded by the fumes that pour from vents and smokestacks at the Pfizer and Monsanto chemical plants, has one of the highest rates of child asthma in America”(9-10). The tremendous effect that these chemical plants have on people is horrible and life threatening. Another problem at East St Louis has is there sewer problem which is flowing from collapsed pipes and dysfunctional stations, has also flooded basements all over the city.
Many African American families experienced tough times living in Chicago during the 1950’s. In the 1950’s, blacks were still subjected to widespread racism, providing many disadvantages for them in society. The Younger family in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, exemplifies the troubles a black family endured in 1950s Chicago, particularly the father, Walter. Walter experiences many disappointments in his life and is unable to accomplish his ultimate dream of being rich and providing for his family. Walter fails to fulfill his dreams of becoming wealthy due to multiple aspects of the Great Migration, including racism, poverty, and a lack of education for African Americans.
Environmental racismn is something that all minorities struggle with.Some people have gone to jail over this issue.The environment people live could be unfair. “The oppression,the bigotry,and the fuckery of that argument is that it allows rich countries to continue perputrating unrealistic demands on the world poorest”.Rich countries are allowed to do whatever they want.Richmond bissot polunter released 56k part of chemicals.The people of richmond,parhilium.African Americans are at significantly higher of dying from heart disease to go to hospitals for asthma than other counting residents. “Across the United States ,poor and minority neighborhoods bear unequal burden from hazardous facilities and waste sites.poor neighborhoods are treated
There need to be more people like jem and scout. Jem and scout feel bad for black people in maycomb because they are treated very unfairly. They probably want to change that, But they don't know how to at the moment. They probably wonder how black people deal with racism. Boo radley might deal with it by just staying inside his house all that time.
Does having officers who check documents based on the color of your skin really work in reducing the number of illegal immigrants we have in the U.S? Would farmers and productions companies land on hard times without the extra help the immigrants provide? .Things have been going downhill for a while now. With all the problems that are caused by basing whether or not you should be pulled over while following all traffic laws, stopped on the sidewalk on your way home from getting a bite to eat, or taking longer at border stops just trying to take your family to disneyland, all because of the color of your skin. This controversial law was passed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who signed the law in 2010(Serrano, Sept. 07, 2012).
The environment people live in can impact their health. Environmental racism is something that some people have died from. In the U.S most minority women harm their babies because of those chemicals from the waste sites around their neighborhoods. Environmental racism can lead to people having asthma attacks because of air pollution from factories, can harm food & water minority people eat & drink, and also can make governors and presidents fight for minority people in minority neighborhoods. Environmental racism can lead to major asthma attacks.
This is similar to Sebastião’s situation as Brazilian society is disgusted by the work that Catadores do. Also, Sebastião has had to spend much of his life in a landfill (a lot less comfortable than a bathtub), which shows that the two were also quite contrasting, giving Muniz’ work a sense of dark humor. Specifically, while Marat was a well known, wealthy elite, Sebastião is an unsung hero of blue collar workers. Along with this, Sebastião is placed into a portrait of an ill and deceased man. This is quite ironic as Sebastião is both strong from working in the landfill and certainly is not diseased or dying.
Dissociation with subjects caused harm with the subject’s families. The Lackses suffered from racial inequality as many black families did. The Lackses had little money, and ironic to the situation HeLa cells sold for “Twenty-five dollars, sometimes fifty” while the Lackses received no money from the cells of a deceased member (81). To bring attention to issue facing the Lackses, Skloot displayed the lack of monetary compensation. The lack of compensation and involvement caused the animosity of the Lackses towards the hospital and scientist involved with HeLa.
The government wanted clean teeth, but instead got disease and death. The government wanted us to remain healthy and have fresh teeth with every drink of water, but we got sick and most had died yet they still continued with the fluoride. The people of America are sometimes too naïve to figure out what the government does to us, and some are actually smart enough to stand up to them and call them out on their mistakes. The main cause of death in America, when it comes to disease, is cancer. It ravages the American landscape and takes thousands of lives a year.