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... 16 While some have argued transportation practitioners should avoid focusing on broad sociological issues such as public health, impacts of historical and current transportation inequities are particularly egregious within the context of public health outcomes. For example, as Black people encounter and experience harm as a result of biases, discriminatory transportation, and land-use priorities, environmental racism continues to be a leading cause of chronic illness for Black people in the United States and is, in several ways, married to the racialized impacts of past and present transportation-infrastructure-development practices.
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... Health Causes and Impacts 17   A confluence of factors sparked the environmental-justice movement, including the siting of a hazardous-waste landfill in Warren County, North Carolina, in 1982 and the backlash it provoked from the county's largely Black residents (McGurty 2007)
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... 18 Racial Equity, Black America, and Public Transportation US EPA's Toxics Release Inventory, which provides data on certain toxic chemicals emitted to the air or water or placed in some type of land disposal. He found that Black Baton Rougeans were generally located closer to industrial facilities, had over twice as many facilities located within 3 miles of their homes, and experienced releases of over twice as much toxic air pollution as that experienced in predominantly white neighborhoods.
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... Health Causes and Impacts 19   of Asian descent and white residents (2020)

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