Environmental Racism & Black Communities - Gordon Plaza

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In this episode we discuss environmental racism and Black families. We cover Gordon Plaza, a New Orleans housing development specifically built for Black first time home buyers. The residents were not told that their dream homes were built on top of a landfill saturated with toxins harmful to their health.

And we highlight the Residents of Gordon Plaza, a community organization fighting back against environmental racism and working with The New Orleans Peoples’ Assembly to demand a fully funded relocation to move off of the toxic soil where their homes were built.

Visit the Gordon Plaza website to learn more about the history of Gordon Plaza and to support their cause by signing and sharing the petition to relocate residents.

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Audio Clip

Gordon Plaza, New Orleans Press Conference 1/31/2022 by Critical Visualization and Media Lab

Resources

Gordon Plaza was sold as a dream for Black home buyers. It was a toxic nightmare. by Darryl Fears

'We’re just waiting to die': the black residents living on top of a toxic landfill site by Lauren Zanolli

The New Orleans Peoples’ Assembly

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