Environmental Racism & Black Communities – Gordon Plaza
In this episode we discuss environmental racism and Black families. We cover Gordon Plaza, a New Orleans housing development specifically built for Black first time home buyers. The residents were not told that their dream homes were built on top of a landfill saturated with toxins harmful to their health.
And we highlight the Residents of Gordon Plaza, a community organization fighting back against environmental racism and working with The New Orleans Peoples’ Assembly to demand a fully funded relocation to move off of the toxic soil where their homes were built.
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Gordon Plaza was sold as a dream for Black home buyers. It was a toxic nightmare. by Darryl Fears
‘We’re just waiting to die’: the black residents living on top of a toxic landfill site by Lauren Zanolli
The New Orleans Peoples’ Assembly
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Gordon Plaza, New Orleans Press Conference 1/31/2022