Racism has never been more prominent in the minds of the public than it is now, and academics seem to be taking full advantage. It almost seems as though scholars have perfected the art of finding racism where none was thought to exist, and California is leading the way. Who knew driving was an evil act.
A study from researchers at the University of Southern California, recently reported by the Los Angeles Times, claims that white people have played a part in causing damage to people of color due to their driving habits. This reportedly makes it increasingly difficult for those of color to move around safely on public roads and ultimately contributes to prejudice and discrimination.
Daily Wire reports, according to USC’s study, titled, “Local Inequities in the Relative Production of and Exposure to Vehicular Air Pollution in Los Angeles,” stated in its abstract that a “growing knowledge of racial injustice in exposure levels” existed in Los Angeles County, and that “tracts whose residents drive less are exposed to more air pollution, as are tracts with a less-White population.”
Researchers attributed the problem to “decades of racially-motivated freeway infrastructure planning and residential segregation.”
It was trumpeted by the LA Times, “White drivers are polluting the air breathed by L.A. ‘s people of color.”
Upon hearing such an awful study, Fox shredded the argument.
According to the study, “political and planning decisions relating to infrastructure placement affect environmental justice today through vehicular air pollution,” “For decades, racist planning decisions in Los Angeles have contributed to the current injustices in transportation, health, and environment,” and “poor and non-White communities are burdened disproportionately with excess pollution.”
The study’s authors proposed invasive measures toward presumably white, wealthier neighborhoods as one of their solutions, they wrote, “legalizing the construction of denser and more affordable housing in less-polluted, exclusive neighborhoods could reduce exposure disparities.”
Hilariously, according to Twitter’s “Community Notes” section, the Times’ claim was false. The assumption is based on the fact that those who drive more are exposed to less air pollution, while those who drive less are exposed to more. The Los Angeles population is 48.4% Hispanic/Latino, 28.1% White (not Hispanic).”
First, if the study bothered to do any actual research it would have blamed pollution on the most dominant demographic instead of the wrong demographic. How can White people be blamed for all the pollution if they only male up 28% of the population of LA? This is the biggest reason why people don’t take studies made by these leftist universities seriously anymore. They claim racism is not the reason for everything.
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