Recent weather tragedy in Kansas hit the national news scene tonight.
Something to consider in terms of equity and the discourse . . .
In counties where tornadoes hit, authors find the overall proportion of Black people and the proportion of people living in poverty are both slightly higher, while median income and the proportion of people with at least a bachelor’s degree are lower.
Crucially, the authors find that tornadoes can exacerbate racial segregation through two avenues: abandonment or displacement.
And so . . .
Not only are tornadoes horrible tragedies . . . Even worse, they're also racist . . .
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In analyzing data from the 1970s through the 2010s, the authors of a recent paper explore how abandonment and displacement following a tornado can heighten racial segregation. With tornado season in the U.S. ramping up over the coming months, a recent study provides critical insight on the costs, both economic and social, of those storms - and how they can exacerbate racial segregation.
A tornado outbreak was once again in the headlines on Wednesday after a series of twisters tore through parts of the American South. Nearly two dozen people were injured when tornadoes swept across central Texas as part of a storm system that was expected to spawn more twisters and damaging winds throughout the day.
Developing . . .