There were many reactions to President Trump deciding to leave the Paris Climate Agreement Thursday having to do with concerns for the environmental impact of the decision, but the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) actually claimed that the decision “would be a massive step back for racial justice, and an assault on communities of color across the U.S.”
Pulling out of the Paris Agreement would be a massive step back for racial justice, and an assault on communities of color across the U.S.— ACLU National (@ACLU) June 1, 2017
The left-leaning organization went on to explain that position tweeting, “Drought, hurricanes and flooding will impact every American— but climate change doesn't affect us all equally.”
“Black and brown people are more likely to live near coal plants, and have higher asthma rates than white Americans do,” they added.
The tweets drew a variety of reactions with many mocking the ACLU for making the climate issue a race issue without even providing evidence of their claims.
Focus on free speech please. Not partisan SJW nonsense.— Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) June 1, 2017
A bit of a stretch, don't cha think? Probably the dumbest thing I've read today.— James (@Noledad77) June 1, 2017
If an asteroid were to destroy Earth, you would be quoted "Women and minorities hardest hit".— AshlyJudsPuffyScampr (@TobytheBeagle1) June 1, 2017
You're drunk, go home.