"If this was only an issue for people in south west Memphis, who are majority African American, it is very unlikely that it would have gained as much prominence as it has because at this point, things must impact white people in order for it to matter on a significant enough scale, unless it has to do with the lynching of black people. But we're talking about the living of black people, which is harder for folks to really grapple with because they then have to realize their own complicity or implicitly within systems and structures that benefit them and not others..." ~Justin J.
Join us on this episode of Do No Harm where we'll be talking about environmental injustice and its lasting impact on the health and lives of marginalized communities. Joined by our special guest, Justin J. Pearson, co-founder of Memphis Community Against the Pipeline (www.memphiscap.org) and environmental justice activist, we'll be talking about sacrifice zones, industrial farming, and the Byhalia connection pipeline. With climate change becoming an increasingly dire issue, we must address the direct effect environmental racism and injustice has on health inequity and the perpetuation of existing disparities. As always a full transcript of this episode and any related resources can be found on our website at www.donoharmhrk.wordpress.com.
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