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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes Jan 14, 2020. 13 comments

Extreme Heat Is Another Legacy of Segregation

Extreme Heat Is Another Legacy of Segregation

Racism has consequences, especially in an era of climate change.

A new study, published Monday in the journal Climate, has found that most communities with a history of redlining—the government-led practice of discriminating against communities of color by denying them home loans and insurance and labeling their neighborhoods “hazardous” to real estate investors with literal red lines on...

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Yessenia Funes Yessenia Funes May 23, 2019. 1 comments

Segregation Has Left a Legacy of Asthma and Pollution in California Cities

Segregation Has Left a Legacy of Asthma and Pollution in California Cities

Lots of elements factor into whether a community suffers higher rates of asthma. There’s

air pollution , access to healthcare , and even a genetic component. When Anthony Nardone, a medical student in the University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley’s Joint Medical Program, first began learning about the mechanisms that lead to health disparities, he began to wonder about the role...

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