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Will the Democratic Party’s Climate Platform Address Injustice?

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"The nature of environmental problems is bound up in the history of race in America."

Among those ideas is that none of the problems we're facing can be disentangled from the others. "The nature of environmental problems is bound up in the history of race in America," says Adrien Salazar, senior campaign strategist for climate equity with the social-justice think tank Dēmos. "The only way that [polluting] industries have been viable at all is because there are communities where they can pollute, places that have ended up being the sacrifice zones for the rest of America."

Racial inequality, he says, "undergirds the very fabric of American society."

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