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Lead poisoning and air pollution are just two examples of the environmental hazards we face in the United States. Today on All Sides, understanding the arguments behind environmental racism.

Submitted by Norm on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 13:04

Lead poisoning and air pollution are just two examples of the  environmental hazards we face in the United States. But for communities of color, the threat is greater because of the disproportionate rates at which they are exposed to such toxins.  Black children, for example, are nearly three times more likely than white children to have elevated blood-lead levels, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Today on All Sides, understanding the arguments behind environmental racism. 

114,000 students in the city were homeless last school year, a number that has increased more than 70% in the last decade

Submitted by Norm on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 07:24

Report Shows 1 In 10 New York City Students Was Homeless Last School Year: According to a new report by Advocates for Children of New York, more than 114,000 students in the city were homeless last school year, a number that has increased more than 70% in the last decade. The report was generated from information submitted to the state education department.

"If you're not involved in gang life, if you're not involved in criminal activity, if you're not buying or selling drugs, the reality is you're pretty safe in this city," Carver said.

Submitted by Norm on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 06:52

36 killed in 2019: Winnipeg's homicide toll hits highest count since 2011. Rising homicide rate doesn't mean city is more dangerous, criminologist says: Seven homicides in three weeks have propelled the number of killings in Winnipeg to the second-highest recorded in a calendar year — and there's still two months to go. As of Monday morning, there have been 36 homicides in the city this year. That's just below the record of 41, which happened in 2011.