A new study found that air pollution is disproportionately caused by white Americans' consumption of goods and services — but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic Americans. https://t.co/79sKxdtBzh
— NPR (@NPR) March 11, 2019
Remember when The Respectables were trying to have Tucker Carlson fired for mentioning that Latinos litter a lot?
You can tell by how Hispanics all drive electric cars, hybrids, or whatever has the best pollution control equipment.
Future headline: “White People Found to Be a Waste of Space.”
Seriously, there isn’t all that much air pollution in the U.S. anymore. As a Los Angeles native I want thank everybody in the rest of country for the considerable economic sacrifices you all made to help clean up L.A.’s smog problem. I’ve tried to get economists to estimate how much getting rid of smog in L.A., Albuquerque, and Denver cost the country: I figure easily 12 digits and maybe 13, but nobody else seems interested in the question.
Back when there was a lot of smog in Southern California the pecking order went from West to East as the prevailing winds blew in off the ocean:
Whites along the beach had it best
Blacks in southwest L.A. had the second best air
Mexicans in east L.A.
Chinese in the San Gabriel Valley
Whites and Mexicans in the Inland Empire had the worst air, especially Fontana, where the Kaiser steel mill was built 55 miles inland to be out of range of Japanese battleship guns.