ACLU Claims U.S. Pulling Out of Paris Climate Agreement Is Racist

Posted: Jun 01, 2017 6:05 PM

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.”


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.

“That disparity is only going to worsen in coming years, and it's why we must #ActOnClimate if we're serious about racial justice,” they concluded.

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.

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