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…the oil industry has targeted the traditionally African-American neighborhood of Mobile, Africatown, for its storage facilities. Africatown has long been the neighborhood of choice for polluting industries in Mobile, which mirrors pretty much everywhere in the nation. Industries intentionally target the residents least likely to be able to fight back when they site facilities and in a racist nation like the United States, that means it is almost always in neighborhoods where people of color live. The people of Africatown are fighting back, but may not even achieve a mere 1000 foot setback from the oil tanks.

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