Bernie Gets Environmental Racism

Thursday, March 17, 2016
U.S. News & World Report

"Sanders understands that safe air, water and built environments are human rights, not privileges for those who can afford them. He knows that the root of environmental injustice is institutional racism and that solving the problem requires a redistribution of power. Critically, Sanders is not beholden to industries that profit from extraction and pollution. No other candidate is better positioned to put people before profits and provide a clean and safe environment for all," writes Mark Paul, research affiliate at the Cook Center and Ph.D. candidate in the department of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.