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.”
Aka: federally subsidize black communities because they are victim of geo-racism.