Wednesday, February 18, 2015

When racism takes over the environment.

Image result for environmental racism images "What exactly is environmental racism? It’s a policy or practice that differentially affects or disadvantages (intentionally or unintentionally) individuals, groups or communities because of their race and/or class. It has been well-documented around the world that environmental hazards often impact poor communities and communities of color disproportionately. Three out of every five African-Americans living well below the poverty line are also living in areas situated close to toxic waste sites, according to the federal government’s General Accounting Office. Living near these dangerous facilities has significant impacts on all aspects of their lives. Their air, water and food can all be affected; noise pollution and vibrations become a problem; the awful stench permeates everything; schools, workplaces and homes become unsafe places; and a multitude of different health effects can result.

The Tragedy of Chester, Pennsylvania
In the mind of Charles Lee, chairperson of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the story of Chester, Pennsylvania, is the worst case of environmental racism he has ever seen. Chester, a predominantly poor and Black community located just southwest of Philadelphia, is home to 42,000 residents and one of the largest collections of waste facilities in the country. One of Chester’s heaviest polluting facilities, the seventh largest garbage-burning incinerator in the nation, is located directly across the street from residential housing in Chester’s west-end. Although all the trash is burned in Chester, over half of the waste burned at the facility, known as the Westinghouse Incinerator, comes from all over the East Coast. In addition, Thermal Pure Systems, which was the largest infectious medical waste treatment facility in the nation when it was in operation, at one point brought in nearly three times as much medical waste as the amount produced in the entire state of Pennsylvania. The plant often left medical waste lying in the grass outside its boundaries, in public spaces where children were free to play.

“Durban Poison” in South Africa
South Durban is the industrial hub of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Province.  It is home to one of the two biggest oil refineries in South Africa. South Durban has the largest concentration of petrochemical industries in the country, and it refines approximately 60 percent of South Africa’s petroleum. Apart from being overwhelmed with petrochemical companies, the South Durban industrial basin is also home to waste water treatment works, numerous toxic waste landfill sites, an airport, a paper manufacturing plant and a multitude of chemical process industries. In total, the South Durban area contains over 120 industries, including the two oil refineries. This petrochemical basin has been dubbed the “Durban poison” because it disproportionately overburdens low-income communities with environmental stress (pollution) and public health costs. Under the apartheid system, these toxic industries were located next to Black communities. The South Durban basin has a population of approximately 285,000 people, overwhelmingly Black communities. The development of South Durban as an industrial hub, starting in the 1930s, involved collaboration between local industrialists and the white government. " {More}

I don't live that far from Chester. I hope the wind from that area isn't blowing my way.

Shout out to my big sister for sending me this article.

Y'all need to read all of it.

*Pic from bytheirstrangefruit.blogspot.com



63 comments:

lilacpr2000 said...

Yup! That's a big,big problem.

Same thing here too. So instead of smelling the tropical breezes you get the stench of tires burning!

Medical waste is also a problem, and years ago they found bags and bags (red biohazard ones) out in an open field under the sun!!!

Too much garbage and not enough facilities for it.



Anonymous said...

NICKI MINAJ ✔ @NICKIMINAJ
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Two members of my team were stabbed last night in Philly. One was killed. They had only been there for two days rehearsing for the tour.

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That's a damn shame, Nicki. I sure hope the person who did the stabbing was not Black. In fact, I'll play the law of averages say the stabber was White of Italian descent.

Nicki, stay the hell out of Philly, it's owned and operated by Satan, corrupt police and violence.

Anonymous said...

Brother Field, every time you mention "racism" in your post, I shudder because I know Kinky and Bill will be coming after you.

Of course, your bodyguard, Purple Cow tries to defend you but does a poor job of it. He's just not strong enough to handle Kinky or Bill.

Anyway, this post is quite depressing for our folks who have not done anything about racism, let alone "environmental racism".

I really think the answer is education for Blacks and while we are at it, let's split up the country. Those Whites don't give a damn about our lives and would rather see us all dead anyway.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Philly is a cesspool. The whole nation realizes it. Hell, people move to New Freaking York to get out of that morass.

Though, field won't admit it, but I'll bet he won't venture into 3/4's of that bro'therly love city without carrying.

Anonymous said...

The woman in 50 Shades of Grey made me think of Lilac.

The Wind Blows said...

"What exactly is environmental racism?"

First, it was dogs. Now, even the environment hates black people.

Ni**er can't catch a break.

Limpbaugh said...

Once I saw a truck driving in a Latino neighborhood in Chicago with some kind of green liquid coming out from the back. It was probably just out spreading toxic waste around.

Maddcow said...

Limpbaugh is the dumbest son of a bitch in this corner of the inter-mernet.

Uncle Ben said...

"The development of South Durban as an industrial hub, starting in the 1930s, involved collaboration between local industrialists and the white government."


Hmmm. So the industries were there first, and the people moved there to live near the industry.

What exactly is 'racist' about that?

Barry said...

“Durban Poison” in South Africa"
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Why would Nelson Mandela poison his own people.

That motherfucker...

Nelson Mandela said...

I am sick of these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane.

Chief Windbreaker said...

Dogs hate black people.

I know this because I am Native American.

Anonymous said...

Why can't a Negro catch a break from others? Don't you even care, just a little?

The Wind Blows said...

I like black people, but I can't affect the environment. Y'all need to work things out with the environment on your own. Ain't no way I'm getting in the middle of that!

Anonymous said...

does anybody know what happened to FP? Ministers and Rabbis are beginning to speak up re: ISIS since the decapitation of those Christians by ISIS.

Looks like Bin Laden might be getting his wish: "A Religious War"

I am surprised Field isn't posting about this. The war is staring us right in the face. It's pretty damn scary. I mean, it's all a matter of time before we must put troops on the ground to engage ISIS.

Anonymous said...

"I am surprised Field isn't posting about this."

Field is in distraction mode. Expect more posts about invisible racism, Sarah Palin, and klan donuts.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

Maybe this might distract him less:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/18/fbi-ups-reward-in-case-mississippi-girl-burned-to-death/

Oh, my goodness, blessed upon my dear, departed Mother.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/18/fbi-ups-reward-in-case-mississippi-girl-burned-to-death/

Could it be another "less reported hate crime?"

You bet your ass it is...once he is busted, I'll get back to you.

Remember that.

Trayvon....duh said...

They's lying. I was just trying to give me some drank.

Trayvon is a dead homie said...

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/02/18/records-police-wanted-guard-in-ferguson-neighborhood.html?comp=7000023317843&rank=4

Here's that lying ho...

Anonymous said...

This is so depressing. It's a bitch being Black in America. Damn depressing.

I had promised to stay away from FN but thought I'd stop by to see if FN had changed it ways. It's the same old same old.

Just a bunch of Negroes and white racists going at it and depressing everybody.

I am so damn depressed.

dpressed negro

PoopAvenger said...

Nothing will change here as long as basement-dwellers like Lt. Commander Johnson have something to say.
Hey Lt., how's mommy?

Anonymous said...

"Anyway, this post is quite depressing for our folks who have not done anything about racism, let alone 'environmental racism'."

Oh good. Depressed Negro is back. I am sure everyone missed him powerfully.

Anonymous said...

"Once I saw a truck driving in a Latino neighborhood in Chicago with some kind of green liquid coming out from the back. It was probably just out spreading toxic waste around."

Usually, this happens at night. The technical term for this is "fly tipping" or "fly dumping."

The City of Chicago's definition of "fly dumping":

http://bit.ly/1BoGD8N

A less polite definition is when your shitty business doesn't feel like taking its trash to a real dump (cause this costs actual money), so instead you drive it into the ghetto, dump it on some poor bastard's front lawn, and haul ass out of there before the cops can catch you.

Anonymous said...

"Why would Nelson Mandela poison his own people.

That motherfucker..."


Yes, the tyrannical Mandela regime of the 1930s.

Jesus, open a damn history book. Or a comic book. Any book, really, to start.

Anonymous said...

But they are a clean and industrious people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Pollution is black cause truth is back.

Anonymous said...

Fields appears here unexpectedly like Jesus on a tortilla. But you can't sell him on eBay.

ihateyourguts said...

BTW..My mother is dead, Poops. Screw you up the ass like you down-low black males like to do.

Why is that? Is it some tribal shit from the Dark Continent?

Uh, huh. I thinks it is.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

BTW, As an official DNA ReCons
tructive scientist, through the genome explorative, have found an actual Purple Cow!!!!! I know folks. It was exciting!

A big, black cow of shit, with undigested pieces of toothless "supposedly" white women.

How can I be so lucky?

The Purple Cow said...


See what I mean?

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

"PoopAvenger said...
Nothing will change here as long as basement-dwellers like Lt. Commander Johnson have something to say.
Hey Lt., how's mommy?

1:45 AM"

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Tell me where I lied? I'd be happy to respond to your retarded ass.

field negro said...

PC, the comments pretty much prove your point and mine.

It's always good to expose ignorance.

Yes, OB L got his way, and u can thank W and his neo- con men for making his dream come true. And let's not forget FOX VIEWS for cheering them on.


field negro said...

Commander Fraud, I am a man of peace. I do not carry a weapon anywhere in my beloved city. Just love in my heart.

Señor Hector said...

Gotta love the left. Always participating in the behaviors they complain about.

Señor Hector said...

Well spank my ass and call me charlie, field.



Just when i thought i had heard of everything racism, something new pops up.

You would think voting Democrat 88% of the time for the last 30 years or so would have ended racism everywhere.


Those who are the most responsible for environmental
racism? How do they vote? What political parties do they donate money to?







Black Lives Matter Most said...

What chance do black folk have when the very air they breathe, water they drink, and ground they tread on conspire to discriminate against them?

Pollution selectively bypasses white people and zeroes straight in on the Negro! Talk about white privilege!

It's time to fight back against this oppression. I'm going to start shoving as much pollution as I can right back up the environment's ass.

Down with the environment!

Bill said...


The Field Negro said...
Three out of every five African-Americans living well below the poverty line are also living in areas situated close to toxic waste sites, according to the federal government’s General Accounting Office.


Just for perspective...

How many white people "living well below the poverty line" live close to toxic areas?

If you believe toxic sites are based on racism, why do you continue to vote for the same party?

Bill said...


field negro said...
And let's not forget FOX VIEWS for cheering them on.


There you go again.

Obsessing over 3 million viewers.

Your obsession does make it clear why Obama had to intentionally lie to the black community about being pro gay marriage for years.



It's always good to expose ignorance.


Do you believe Obama was trying to expose black ignorance about gay people when he had to lie to African Americans about his support for gay marriage?

When California was voting for gay marriage I remember it was the mormons and back churches that were the most vocal about denying gays the same rights heterosexuals enjoy.


You like to expose ignorance, I love to expose double standards.

Bill said...


Field Negro copied/pasted...
What exactly is environmental racism? It’s a policy or practice that differentially affects or disadvantages (intentionally or unintentionally) individuals, groups or communities because of their race and/or class.


"environmental racism is...because of their race and/or class."

Class?

So environmental racism is based on class?

Poor white people is racism?


Only when the most powerful man in the world is black.

Bill said...


Nicki Minaj’s road manager stabbed to death in philly?

Damn.

Entertainers should boycott Philly.


FieldNegro made no mention so it is safe to assume-
The killer was not white NRA tea party foxnews watcher.

Funny how the race of the killer is the key fact determining the media coverage for a story.

The Purple Cow said...

"Class?

So environmental racism is based on class?

Poor white people is racism?"


As an aside to other contributors, do you think Bill is as stupid as he pretends to be? Or is it some kind of post-ironic joke that I'm not getting?

Anonymous said...

"do you think Bill is as stupid as he pretends to be?"
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Yes. He's just your speed.

Faith_and_Fairness said...

In follow up to the summary PC provided and the comment today regarding ISIS, the article featured in the Atlantic brilliantly captures the inherent struggle in the world's effort to fully understand and eradicate radical extremists such as ISIS.

Warning... This is a very extensive article. Took two days of reading time, but very much worth the effort.

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/#disqus_thread

Anonymous said...

@Faith and Fairness: I read that article too.

What do you think it says about the President's grasp of the real situation?

Bill said...


The Purple Cow said...
do you think Bill is as stupid as he pretends to be?


Just stoopid enough to goad you into replying anytime I want.

Ding Ding PurpleCow.

See what I mean?



Still waiting for links that Obama is a conservative from something other than that batshit-crazy socialist website you previously linked to.
Did I back you into a corner again PurpleCow or will this be the time you back up your words with links and not the same lame white wobbly ass 3rd grade insults you routinely use?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous Bill said...

The Purple Cow said...
do you think Bill is as stupid as he pretends to be?

Just stoopid enough to goad you into replying anytime I want.

Ding Ding PurpleCow.

See what I mean?"


Bill said, "Did I back you into a corner again PurpleCow or will this be the time you back up your words with links and not the same lame white wobbly ass 3rd grade insults you routinely use?"
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Brother Field, every time you mention "racism" in your post, I shudder because I know Kinky and Bill will be coming after you.

Of course, your 'bodyguard', Purple Cow tries to defend you but does a poor job of it. He's just not strong enough to handle Bill."
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I love this. Bill never fails to show his intellectual power over PC. And PC never fails to show his weakness and frustration.

PC, if you think you are as smart as Bill, you are very much deluded...you're living in a fantasy world and everyone on this blog knows it but you.

Give it up PC. You just can't hang with the man just yet. But keep practicing.:)

Note to Field: Get yourself another bodyguard...one that can defend you against Bill's mind. That means you will have to 'outside' FN to find him/her.

Anonymous said...

"As an aside to other contributors, do you think Bill is as stupid as he pretends to be? Or is it some kind of post-ironic joke that I'm not getting?"

As I've stated before, I don't think Bill is dumb. I don't think Bill is a human being at all.

The most likely possibility is that he is a piece of software designed to regurgitate the latest lies from Republican HQ.

You might as well call him Trollbot 2000.

Faith_and_Fairness said...

@Anon 1:12.....Great question, for which the honest answer, per this article, is that neither the president or many of the world's leaders, for that matter, fully understand ISIS. It appears the national and world response to the ISIS threat is murky at best due to grossly underestimating the ISIS strategy.

Anonymous said...

Grossly underestimating, or studiously avoiding recognizing it for what it is?

To admit that ISIS represents a genuine manifestation of Islam would mean admitting the great lie of multiculturalism: That all peoples and cultures are interchangeable and compatible.

Some cultures can live together, but the truth is that Islam is incompatible with Western liberalism. An Islamic population cannot co-exist over the long term with rival ideologies or widely variant cultural norms. Either Muslims leave their religion behind or the society must become Muslim.

The Western powers have spent decades propping up the idea that tolerating the intolerant will eventually result in a functioning, cooperative multi-cultural paradise. The have ignored the lessons of history and the growing bloodshed for far too long.

The mass importation of people from a hostile culture inimical to the fundamental values of your society was an insane proposition from the start. To continue this way is to march toward a violent resolution on a historic scale.

Even at this late hour, our leaders cannot even admit the situation.

The Purple Cow said...

"Still waiting for links that Obama is a conservative from something other than that batshit-crazy socialist website you previously linked to. Did I back you into a corner again PurpleCow or will this be the time you back up your words with links and not the same lame white wobbly ass 3rd grade insults you routinely use?"

Ummmm, maybe you forgot that I posted this, last time you asked?

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/obama-is-a-republican/

It's from The American Conservative -

"...a bi-monthly journal of opinion published by the American Ideas Institute. It reflects traditional American conservatism that has argued vigorously against American interventionism, against a debt-based fiscal policy used to finance adventurism abroad and government growth at home, and against the intrusions on Americans’ private lives by state security apparatus."

(wiki)

Do you have memory problems Billy-boi? Seek professional help would be my advice....

...for a whole range of issues....

The Purple Cow said...

"To admit that ISIS represents a genuine manifestation of Islam would mean admitting the great lie of multiculturalism: That all peoples and cultures are interchangeable and compatible."

Wrong as usual.

Daesh represents a seventh century interpretation of Islam.

You'll find the vast majority of Muslims live quite happily in the 21st century.

Also, Muslims are not mad keen on the idea that all but 5000 of them must die in an apocalyptic war, which is Daesh's stated aim..

They would rather play cricket.

The Purple Cow said...

Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman thinks Obama is a conservative.

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/obama-the-moderate-conservative/?_r=0

Now I know what the far-Right nutjobs are going to say about that before they say it (they are nothing if not predictable) - however, from that hot bed of Marxism – the Fiscal Times(!) Here is somebody else that says Obama is a ‘Covert Conservative’…

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2011/08/05/Obama-The-Covert-Conservative-Liberals-Have-to-Love

Meanwhile, The Atlantic demonstrates that Obama is the second most fiscally conservative President of recent decades.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/03/obama-most-fiscally-conservative-president-in-modern-history/254658/

While we are here, Bruce Bartlett a key Ronnie Reagan advisor says that Obama is a Conservative.

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/21/reagan_adviser_bruce_bartlett_face_it_obama_is_a_conservative/

I’ve got more Billy-Boi, but this will keep you occupied for the rest of the day, I understand that reading is a slow process when you are still at the stage where your lips move as you read.

Nighty night, Billy.

The Purple Cow said...

Quote: "Anonymous" 1:53

"I love this. Bill never fails to show his intellectual power over PC. And PC never fails to show his weakness and frustration. PC, if you think you are as smart as Bill, you are very much deluded...you're living in a fantasy world and everyone on this blog knows it but you. Give it up PC. You just can't hang with the man just yet. But keep practicing.:)"

Feel stoooooopid yet?

You should....

Faith_and_Fairness said...

With regard to the topic at hand - "environmental racism," as others have mentioned, these kinds of socioeconomic policies have as much to do with classism.

Again this reminds me of the many observations that were noted during the Ferguson protests. How can communities of color and other disenfranchised safeguard what's in their best interests without becoming more active at the local and state level?

Without a voice during the decision making process, the more engaged citizens declaring "not in my backyard" effectively shutdown any plan that undermined environmental safety.

Hence the reason many of these unscrupulous entities banked on the silence of the less informed/involved to undermine their enviromental security. We should all be outraged!!

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

I am smiling, LOL.

Hey Cow....do you actually BELIEVE that culture was invented in AFRIKA? You can't be THAT stoopid.

How many written languages were originated in Sub-Saharan AFRIKA?

Please, don't insult me about Africa on the northern Med. They were Muslim, did all they could to trap, rape, sell and kill your notorious Boo-Wally, boo-wally,, (ever watch those old Tazan movies? Mebbe that's why he was called, King of the Apes)

YOU are a product of the White Man's guilt. You should be shipped back home, with your Marxist ideals.

Lt. Commander Johnson said...

"How many written languages were originated in Sub-Saharan AFRIKA?"

I'll REEEEEALLY be looking forward to this reply, and the typical excuses that will accompany it.

A Black Panther Forever said...

When people have to scratch and claw for the basics of life, "environmental racism" is not on their "to know" list. Here in Newport News we had the dubious chore of sending coal to the many foreign ports. The trains used to roll day and night bringing coal from the western part of VA as well as West Virginia into the ports. The coal, while awaiting placement on ships, would have clouds of coal dust in the near vicinity of of the majority of the subsidized housing in NN. Many generations of Blacks in Newport News were affected by the coal dust emitting from these coal yards.
The rate of asthma was triple the nation's rate. Needless to say the infant death rate was also higher than the nation's.


Now with gentrification the "projects" have been demolished for other people with higher income homes. The coal yards are now stringently monitored by EPA and from the interstate you can see for miles and miles. The mounds of coal are constantly "wetted" to eradicate the clouds of coal dust.

With Blacks, it is as if we always find about negative effecting situations too late.And yes, the people that could have helped fled the projects and the unhealthy environment as soon as they got their first paycheck.


Get Back On The Boat said...

Yyeah, Mr. Black Panther, I'm sure the CIA will get you every time.

So will screwing monkeys and then making them Bush Meat, BTW.

Perspective said...

A Black Panther Forever said...
Many generations of Blacks in Newport News were affected by the coal dust emitting from these coal yards.
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Affects that were about a million times less than those experienced by the many generations of Whites in Appalachia who mined the coal.

StillaPanther2 ABPF said...

I am not refuting that the white had shared misery in WV and elsewhere. Why is every comment challenged by people narrow views. I was not comparing white versus Blacks suffering. The train conductors also inhaled the coal dust as well as workers at both end on the coal to China missions.

Note that the Whites in West Va. Had the options of leaving, just as my family left the projects when JFK allowed Blacks to enter the housing market as whites had done for generations.

Again when I comment on life's experiances I am telling from my point of view. I can not include every iota in my comments. Now you may write about what you saw. In your home in the Appalachians.

Anonymous said...

SAP2-"Note that the Whites in West Va. Had the options of leaving, just as my family left the projects when JFK allowed Blacks to enter the housing market as whites had done for generations"

brother SAP2, were you able to move into an integrated neighborhood? If so, is it still integrated or did the Whites take flight?

Anonymous said...

White. That's rich, anyone with an ounce of common sense realizes that there is a 98% chance the attackers were black.

Anonymous said...

And ALL the Democrats that voted to go to war, voted to fund it numerous times and had no objections to keeping it going. Stop pretending the Iraq war was a Republican thing, it wasn't. The Iraq War is something both parties own. Don't try and rewrite history, it makes you look like a sycophant.

Field: "My massa says da Iraq War was de Republicans fault and since my massa is nevah wrong that's what I believe too!"