Issues of climate injustice are of particular importance to marginalized communities. Indigenous people, people of color and low-income communities are disproportionately threatened by environmental hazards.ย A Commission for Racial Justice study found race to be the most potent variable in predicting where toxic and hazardous facilities would be locatedโ€”more powerful than poverty, land values, and home ownership.

Campus Progress reporter Bridget Todd spoke with some rally-goers on reasons why climate change is also a racial justice issue.

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