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‘Hip-hop’ caucus tries to excite blacks on climate change
The Hill ^ | March 21, 2014 | Tim Devaney

Posted on 03/21/2014 10:51:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

“Now, I love the Redwoods and vacation there and think they're a jewel of our nation, but we've got to expand the idea of who are the environmentalists,” Ellison added.

The African-American community is disproportionately affected by climate change because more black people live in urban areas that face the greatest exposure to air and water pollution, said Ellison, who was joined by Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.).

The two lawmakers, both members of the Congressional Black Caucus, plan to encourage young African-Americans to take a greater interest in fighting climate change as part of a six-college tour organized by the non-congressional Hip Hop Caucus, which will highlight the effects climate change has on black communities.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy also plans to make an appearance on the tour.

Ellison and Carson plan to raise awareness about the health effects of climate change on the African-American community. They pointed out that black communities tend to suffer from more asthma cases.

The Department of Health and Human Services reports that African-Americans are 20 percent more likely than white people to have asthma.

These communities are also more vulnerable to natural disasters, the lawmakers said.

This, in turn, can prevent people from going to work and children from going to school, leading to fewer economic opportunities, they said.

“If you've ever wondered about test scores between black students and white students, if you've ever wondered about health disparities, if you've ever wondered about who gets to make it through the flood and the big bad storm and who doesn't, you really don't have to look any further than this issue of climate change,” Ellison said.

During the press call, the two lawmakers called for the Obama administration to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline and for the EPA to move forward with new rules for power plants, two of the most heated rules surrounding climate change.

Ellison and Carson hope to recruit more members of the Congressional Black Caucus to join the tour.

The tour will begin next Thursday at Hampton University in Virginia and includes stops at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Wayne State University in Detroit, Central State University in Ohio, North Carolina A&T and Clark Atlanta University.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: black; environment; epa; globalwarming; socialism

1 posted on 03/21/2014 10:51:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Women and Minorities hardest hit...


2 posted on 03/21/2014 10:55:19 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Yo dawg. Its hot down here in da hood because whitey.”


3 posted on 03/21/2014 10:55:33 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“It’s gettin’ hot in here, so take off all your clothes...”


4 posted on 03/21/2014 10:56:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I had to scroll back up, and was shocked that the source was not Semi News-Semi Satire.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 10:58:20 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
plan to encourage young African-Americans to take a greater interest in fighting climate change

I thought they were already busy working on lead exposure issues?

6 posted on 03/21/2014 10:59:27 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Please, please, make it stop!
7 posted on 03/21/2014 10:59:29 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: rjsimmon

Awesome...first reply! lol


8 posted on 03/21/2014 11:00:29 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: dfwgator
“It’s gettin’ hot in here, so take off all your clothes...”

“It’s gettin’ hot in here, so take off all your clothes, beyotch."

Fixed it.

9 posted on 03/21/2014 11:01:38 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: JPG

I know.

It’s over the top!


10 posted on 03/21/2014 11:04:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: rjsimmon

The climate is racist.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 11:04:19 AM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

horsesh!t


12 posted on 03/21/2014 11:05:28 AM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: All

I mistakenly cut off the first part of the story. See CORRECTION:

“Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are trying to get young African-Americans excited about fighting climate change.

“When you think of environmentalists, people think of, quite frankly, some white person, probably wearing Birkenstocks or something and tying themselves to a tree,” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Friday during a press call.”


13 posted on 03/21/2014 11:06:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

same lying pile of crap with a new stalking horse to excuse the urban blacks from all accountability.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

15 posted on 03/21/2014 11:09:42 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perhaps a song would help?


16 posted on 03/21/2014 11:10:55 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If the GOP were smart they would target these same people to teach them the costs of regulation in both money and jobs.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 11:11:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

We laugh, but Bouncie and what’s his name probably have *songs* all lined up to hit the airwaves.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 11:11:31 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: RightGeek
Perhaps a song would help?

I meant a song! A real song! Something like "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot".

19 posted on 03/21/2014 11:12:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

because floods and big bad storm are tougher on urban blacks.

whitey must pay.

thats the message folks so get out your wallet.


20 posted on 03/21/2014 11:13:44 AM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why is it the two resident Muzzies are leading this charge.... what’s in it for them?


21 posted on 03/21/2014 11:17:55 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: dfwgator

well there is S

Swing low, sweet Cadillac,
Comin’ for to carry me home.
Swing low, sweet Cadillac,
Comin’ for to carry me home.

I looked over Jordan, and what did I see?
Comin’ for to carry me home.
Oh, an Eldorado, comin’ after me.
Comin’ for to carry me home.


22 posted on 03/21/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ("Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchil)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So the plan is to get a bunch of city dwelling government dependents to agitate for legislation restricting the people who grow their food and transport it to them.

Yup.. That should work out well.


23 posted on 03/21/2014 11:31:32 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ice ,Ice melting ...doom doom doom da da doom doom.


24 posted on 03/21/2014 11:32:26 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: dfwgator

LOL we were just talking about that on twitchy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7QF32mxftE

http://twitchy.com/2014/03/21/theyre-starting-to-get-serious-obamacare-getcovered-desperation-hilariously-lampooned-pic/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


25 posted on 03/21/2014 11:33:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rjsimmon

If I remember, Van Jones was an “environmental advisor,” like he really cared about the effects of not recycling. It’s all about graft for his people.


26 posted on 03/21/2014 11:39:27 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Aiee, no esta mierda otra vez! I don’t have the pic for that-

That race hustler Ellison doesn’t think there are more important things going on in the ‘hoods? How about damaging drug use, violence, sky-high unemployment, poverty, 70% of births out of wedlock-climate change that humans do not control is more important than all that? What an idiot...

I can’t believe this is not from the Onion...


27 posted on 03/21/2014 11:44:26 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wait until the Hip-Hop Crew figures out this means they’ll have to quit smoking dope and crack.....


28 posted on 03/21/2014 11:44:29 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“If you’ve ever wondered about test scores between black students and white students, if you’ve ever wondered about health disparities...”

What a crock. I’d say shame of Representative Ellison, but anyone who really foists the problems with education in the black community (and there are real problems, none of which have to do with the climate) - on global warming is beyond shame.

“if you’ve ever wondered about who gets to make it through the flood and the big bad storm and who doesn’t, you really don’t have to look any further than this issue of climate change,” Ellison said.”

And, of course we can’t pass up an opportunity to reference Katrina.

What a sad state of affairs.


29 posted on 03/21/2014 12:31:07 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

After 80 years of progressive democrat rule black Americans;

Face the greatest exposure of air pollution
Face the greatest exposure of water pollution
Poor health due to climate change
Suffer more asthma
More vulnerable to natural disasters
So many health problems they can’t work.
Fewer economic opportunities
More likely to be murdered by another black American

Just keep voting for democrats. They’ve done wonders for the black community so far.


30 posted on 03/21/2014 2:05:27 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

I looked out the window and what did I see
But Fat Albert Gore and his SUV
I so liked the look of that chaffeured man
I decided to get rich any which way I can

Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


31 posted on 03/21/2014 4:00:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Bwahahahaha. Like they care.


32 posted on 03/21/2014 4:04:09 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: SunkenCiv

How many folks in this target group are going to be interested in climate change, if they don’t have enough sense to pull up their pants?


33 posted on 03/21/2014 5:30:09 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Berosus

It’s a methane thing.


34 posted on 03/21/2014 6:09:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
‘Hip-hop’ caucus tries to excite blacks on climate change

I wonder how much taxpayer money was spread around to accomplish that?

35 posted on 03/21/2014 7:54:56 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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The African-American community is disproportionately affected by climate change because more black people live in urban areas that face the greatest exposure to air and water pollution, said Ellison, who was joined by Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.).


36 posted on 03/21/2014 9:16:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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37 posted on 03/21/2014 9:19:19 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This ain’t yo motha’s health insurance!

(Oh, wait. Maybe it is.)


38 posted on 03/22/2014 1:00:20 AM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Blacks are 20 percent more likely than whites to be raised in homes where people smoke and do drugs... which strongly correlates with asthma.

Facts interfere with lies... Remember the pity party about 'urban schools and how black kids couldn't lean in them? Then along came Asian kids - into the same schools - educated and accepted into the best colleges on merit... Turned out it had more to do with study habits and less to do with imagined racism.

Anyone else sick of black pity parties based on bullsh*t - that liberal then use to get more money and control?

39 posted on 03/22/2014 7:27:04 AM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wouldn’t use the term ‘hip-hop’ if I held any sort of political office. Detroit’s ‘hip-hop’ mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 28 years for actions taken while in office.


40 posted on 03/22/2014 9:02:54 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Whereever there is rabid moonbattery, there’s Keith Ellison.


41 posted on 03/25/2014 6:30:43 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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