Thoughts in My Head

Shade and Discrimination

The summer heat is coming for those of us living in the northern hemisphere. When it arrives, most of us will be looking at least for some shade. According to this article Heat waves cause more illness and death in U.S. cities with fewer trees in Science News. For those who live in city neighborhoods where the majority of the population are people of color, finding that shade will be much more difficult than those living in more affluent neighborhoods. This isn’t just inconvenient it can be deadly. This is another thing to add to the discrimination pile, both intentional and unintentional, that plague cities.

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