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Black-Led Organizations Champion Environmental Justice Amidst Environmental Racism

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Martie Bowser highlights the activism of Black-led environmental organizations, such as Outdoor Afro and Justice Outside, in combating environmental racism and advocating for marginalized communities affected by pollution, climate change, and lack of access to clean water and food security. Bowser discusses the historical context, citing the 1982 environmental protest in Warren County, NC, as a pivotal moment that brought national attention to environmental injustices faced by communities of color. The article also references a Yale survey from 2020, revealing higher levels of concern about environmental issues among Black and Hispanic communities compared to white individuals, underscoring the ongoing efforts of Black environmentalists to address systemic inequalities and advocate for environmental justice.

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