30 Jul '11, 7pm

68% of African Americans in US (compared to 56% of white population) live w/in 30 miles of a coal-fired power plant

I think people might have mis-understood this isn't just a afro-american issue it's a HUMAN issue and while in America it's a American issue. Our country needs to take back our power from the governments and corporations that have no interest in keep us safe and healthy. These power plants are a hazard to everyone period. But before everyone gets up in arms I think the article was meant to point out more towards Afro-Americans that this IS a issue they should take interest in and care about. This effects everybody and since a majority of poor, underprivaledged, and blue collar working citizens live in the city where pollution is the most concentrated usually. Afro-Americans should take more care in issues like this. Especially if the statistics stated are true. As a black women myself I've was sent to the emergency room when I was younger for a fatal mix of asthma and a co...

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