Liberal Writer Blames ‘Environmental Racism’ for Hurricane Matthew’s High Death Toll in Haiti

A Black Lives Matter supporter and Grist “justice” writer sparked an interesting Friday debate on Twitter when she claimed that Hurricane Matthew’s high death toll in Haiti is due to “environmental racism.”

The massive hurricane has now killed at least 842 people, according to officials.

The assertion that some form of racism is to blame was met with relentless mockery on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/DS9Steve/status/784430033779593216

https://twitter.com/English_Pitbull/status/784414066563571712

In the interest of fairness, We’ll let Atlantic writer Vann R. Newkirk II explain the concept of “environmental racism.”

https://twitter.com/fivefifths/status/783978270958100480

https://twitter.com/fivefifths/status/783978663184171008

https://twitter.com/fivefifths/status/783979087308034048

https://twitter.com/fivefifths/status/783979626074824704

https://twitter.com/fivefifths/status/783980117483630592

Well, there you have it.