‘Death sentence’: Black Americans living in cancer alley now dying from COVID-19 | USA TODAY

'Death sentence': Black Americans living in cancer alley now dying from COVID-19 | USA TODAY 1


Americans living in "Cancer Alley" suffer from high rates of cancer. In part 1 of this six-part series, USA TODAY investigates how racism fuels COVID-19 deaths.
RELATED: How systemic racism led to COVID-19's rapid spread among people of color

Black families purchased homes close to a petrochemical plant in this Louisiana town, thinking they were getting a great deal at a time when it was otherwise difficult for African Americans to secure home loans. But then friends and neighbors began dying at alarming rates.

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18 Comments on "‘Death sentence’: Black Americans living in cancer alley now dying from COVID-19 | USA TODAY"

  1. 13:43 I love that. Do you love me? 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  2. What does black have to do anything with virus or pollution? If they were all white we’d never hear about this.

    • Are you listening tk whats being said? They build in poor black areas because it’s cheesier and it won’t effect the recalibrate values because the homes aren’t worth much anyway. And as stated we weren’t allowed to vote so we didn’t have a say. Those currently living there are victims of substance. Add that with the fact that Trump erased all the policies Obama put in to stop companies from dumping unknown waists until or waters and air plus they don’t have to tell the communities what chemicals they’re using or the harm it cab cause and you get what you’re seeing now. Things like this did happen in poor white areas and you did hear about them but they don’t have the church foundations that blacks have when it cones to fighting for a better life. Plus most of them vote in the people that are doing it so they can’t complain

    • Ask Israel

  3. But you could have moved and they have been seeing that area was cancer alley for 50 years

  4. Why homie look like young dolph with dreds

  5. Kiki Eulerovskaja | October 14, 2020 at 1:41 PM | Reply

    So they died of polution and are now declared Covid-19-victims, huh? Sly move. Who could sue Corona? – What a bastardmove.

  6. Yeah sure …. Why you always using race?

  7. Lovely 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  8. persona dosdos | October 14, 2020 at 1:51 PM | Reply

    13:43 I love that. Do you love me? 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  9. Very happy 😍💋 💝💖♥️❤️

  10. What is Fukushima? ECOLOGY!!!!!


  12. We all live downstream! WATER IS LIFE!

  13. Life insurance y’all, LIFE INSURANCE!!!!!!

  14. The Real Ali Q | October 14, 2020 at 3:26 PM | Reply


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