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.
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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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