The C.O.W.S. Harriet A Washington’s A Terrible Thing to Waste Part 7

Thursday, February 20th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

The Context of White Supremacy hosts our seventh study session on Harriet A. Washington’s A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind. Washington is a science writer, editor and ethicist who’s held prestigious positions at the most elite academies across the globe. Her debut work, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, is one of Gus’s all time favorites and is widely hailed as a depressing and immaculate historical record of White medical terrorism against black people. A Terrible Thing to Waste explores the impact of environmental Racism – the deliberate poisoning of areas that will disproportionately and adversely impact non-white people. Many of the toxic impacts of this pollution are unknown to the victims and can have lifelong debilitating impacts on quality of life and brain functioning. Last week’s segment offered a wealth of suggestion on how black people can protect themselves from the wealth of toxins Racists dump on our areas. She suggested small things such as not wearing shoes in our houses, using some sort of water filter device to help purify your water, keeping windows closed during high traffic hours if your live near busy intersections. She also talked about the relationship between “mad cow” disease and Alzheimer’s diagnosis among black people. Evidence suggests, tainted meats can greatly impact health – particularly for pregnant mothers. If you’re planning to have a family, there should be a great deal of time invested in thinking about what the mother and father eat, where you live, testing the quality of your water, and the air quality of your living area.



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