For all the attention that we pay to the movement of goods from origin to destination, do we ever give thought to the communities that lie in their path?
The notion of “transportation justice” might seem unfamiliar to many involved in the handling of freight, but it’s ever-present in the minds of those whose health is affected by living near busy ports, warehouses and major highways. The burden rests especially heavily on communities of color, which often are located close to industrial activities. On this episode, we learn about the struggle for transportation justice from Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., host of The Coolest Show, a podcast from The Hip Hop Caucus about environmental and climate justice. He talks about the health disparities linked to pollution from trucks, resulting in disproportionately high instances of asthma, cancer and emphysema in affected individuals. And he discusses possible solutions to a problem that will only get worse with the continued growth of global commerce. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief of SupplyChainBrain.
Rev. Yearwood’s podcast, “The Coolest Show.”
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