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

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

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

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    Same shit in Houston area ! Baytown ! Laporte ! Etc all black and Hispanic area ! The Forman’s and etc move to Katy and humble and Tom all !

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