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COVID-19 and Environmental Racism

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On September 15, 2020
ProPublica has a critically important article linking high rates of COVID-19 with those who are already exposed to high levels of toxicity due to their race and class. Environmental racism is a well-known issue, though sadly more on an academic level than among the general public. Environmental organizations don’t center this issue as much as […]
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On November 12, 1892, the New Orleans General Strike ended with a major victory for workers. One of the few true general strikes in American history, it demonstrated the potential power of workers, even in the face of race-baiting and military opposition in the Gilded Age. In early 1892, New Orleans’ streetcar drivers won a […]
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Tear ‘Em Down

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On April 24, 2017
Good on New Orleans. New Orleans removed the first of four designated Confederate monuments Monday as workers toiled in the dark of night to bring down the Liberty Monument, which honors a white supremacist group that attempted to overthrow the city’s Reconstruction-era biracial government, NBC News reports. The workers arrived at the site at around […]
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