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Sharpton: Climate Change Is A “Civil Rights Issue” Because It “Disproportionately” Affects Blacks

By: Laura Meyers

At the White House Champions of Change Faith Leaders for Climate event, Reverend Al Sharpton told his audience that  climate change is a “civil rights issue” because it “disproportionately” affects African-Americans.

“It [climate change] is an issue of justice, and it is an issue of human rights. African-Americans are at a higher risk of being close, or predisposed to areas of carbon, as well as other poisonous pollution in the air. And we have a disproportionate interest because we suffer disproportionately,” Sharpton continued. “You cannot, not deal with climate change as a health issue, as a moral issue, and as a civil rights issue.”

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