Thank god we have @thinkprogress to tell us AIR IS RACIST.—
Heather (@hboulware) April 17, 2014
It’s called ThinkProgress for a reason. They see things we couldn’t even begin to understand. Things like this:
No, really. It’s science!
A study produced by the University of Minnesota concluded that race is a determining factor in who is most affected by air pollution. Specifically, non-white people breathe air that is substantially more polluted than the air that white people breathe.
According to Julian Marshall, who led the University’s research, race outweighed income in regards to who is most affected by poor air quality. When low-income white people were compared to high-income Hispanic people, the latter group experienced higher levels of nitrogen dioxide. Altogether, people of color in the U.S. breath air with 38 percent more nitrogen dioxide in it than their white counterparts, particularly due to power plants and exhaust from vehicles.
I'd like to revise my previous statement…
I'd like to revise my previous statement again…
Dumb? Absolutely. But more importantly, it’s a gold mine for mockery:
But just in case it isn’t …
Sounds like a pretty good deal.
But what keeps the white people's clean air from reaching black people?—
Bethany Bowra (@BethanyBowra) April 17, 2014
I do not support cisheterowhiteairpatriarchy—
Matthew (@Matthops82) April 17, 2014
Quick! Is Harry Reid available for comment?
I find the air on the Upper East Side to be very classist.—
Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 17, 2014
Anyone up for a brief musical interlude?
going to start my own venture dedicated to explaining breathing for ordinary folks- let's call it voxygen—
Nino (@baldingschemer) April 17, 2014
Hey … that’s true!