|What's Her Name and Her new Friend, Bill Nye The Fake Science Guy|
In the newest attempt by the Left to grease the wheels for ridiculous environmental policy is the “racial gap” in air pollution. This is nothing more than the standard leftist emotional appeal to force their radicalism using guilt and by parading cultural marxism as a science. An article in USA Today , the McDonalds of News, claims that Blacks and Hispanics disproportionately breathe air that's been polluted by non-Hispanic whites, but let’s actually think about that data for a second.
The article focuses on pollution caused by “non-Hispanic whites” which happens to be 60% of the population, and how that majority of the population creates more pollution, in other words, more people have a larger effect than less people. Yes, this is science according to the Left. This is how the Left will attempt to cede control of everything under the guise of equity, the claim being that because whites consume more they are more responsible for pollution, and since Hispanic and Black minorities live in urban areas which have far higher air pollution it must be white people’s fault. Even in the study the author admits that pollution has been greatly reduced, but they need to focus on the “racial inequity”, which is their pseudo-intellectual way of saying “we are actually reducing pollution, but I want radical policy changes so I’m going to make it racist”.
The rhetoric on environmental issues from the Left is as astounding as it is dishonest. When you hear the statements about how close we are to the brink of no return with global warming, ever hear them speak about stopping countries like China and India from pushing us over this supposed brink? That whites are responsible for pollution and it’s hurting brown people is now racist. It’s just as dumb as saying whites eat more bread, whites drive more cars, whites own more homes and making that a reason why the whites are somehow racist solely based on the fact that they are the majority. The only solution I can seem to find them suggesting is that whites need to stop being the majority and this will solve the problem.......
“These findings confirm what most grassroots environmental justice leaders have known for decades, ‘whites are dumping their pollution on poor people and people of color,’” said Texas Southern University public affairs professor Robert Bullard, who was not part of the research. Bullard, often called the father of environmental justice, is African-American.