Detroit Jewish News: Allie on How the Detroit Trash Incinerator is Environmental Racism

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Our own Allie Zeff wrote this incredible piece for the Detroit Jewish News entitled "The Detroit Trash Incinerator is Environmental Racism." Allie writes:

The fact is, if you live in the region, odds are good that your trash is being schlepped to Detroit and burned in a giant incinerator. Poor communities of color are being forced to breathe in the toxins produced and the state isn’t doing anything substantive to stop it. This, I’ve learned, is a textbook case of environmental racism: We dump our trash and get to forget about it. Communities downwind of the incinerator, who often do not have the resources to get up and move, are not so lucky. We want to believe that pollution affects all of us equally. This, unfortunately, is not the case.

Read the rest of the article here. Click here to learn about Breathe Free Detroit, a coalition to shut down the Detroit incinerator. Yasher koach, Allie!


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