2022-09-16 12:37:18

Environmental Racism and Water Justice

The water crisis in Jackson Mississippi, left a predominately Black city of hundred and fifty thousand people, without access to clean water. Now Mississippi’s Republican Governor says privatizing the city’s water system is on the table. The situation in Jackson has shone a spotlight on what many are calling a legacy of environmental racism. Our guest today Arielle King, a lawyer and environmental justice advocate, says the history of racial segregation in this country has contributed profoundly to the environmental injustices we see now.

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