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♪♪ good evening and welcome to "politics nation." tonight's lead, thankful for what we have. right now i'm still fairly full, but not with the remaining warmth of my thanksgiving meal, no. but with a preholiday hope for our national priorities because the season has now opened up officially with the senate
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slated to take up the build back better plan after its passage in the house last week and president biden's comprehensive plan to modernize our nation is now that much closer to reality. even as the current sum of nearly $2 trillion in social spending is in question, subject to both moderate democrats' demand and the republican party's wall of resistance, which can count among its victories this year the complete blockage of any federal voter protections or expansions ahead of next year's midterm elections, with gop state lawmakers entrenching their advantages in battleground states. and senate republicans doing the rest on capitol hill. we will have more on what democrats have time left to do on voting rights before america prepares to vote again in just
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under 12 months now. and as the family of ahmed arbery marked yet another thanksgiving holiday without him, his father, marcus arbery, and civil rights attorney, attorney general of black america, ben crump, join me with a local pastor, after what i can personally tell you was an intense and revealing trial culminating in a verdict this week that was many things, but most of all well-deserved. why it was people and pictures that got justice for ahmaud arbery when police and prosecutors failed him, that's just a little later in the show. but, first, joining me now is democratic congresswoman barbara lee of california. congresswoman, thank you for joining us this holiday weekend. given -- >> nice to be with you. >> now, given how much of an
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advocate you have been for the build back better act, i would imagine that you were quite thankful this week for its passage in the house before the holiday. of course, it is now slated to be taken up in the senate next week. are you confident that it will survive those negotiations intact, after moderate democrats and, of course, republicans, have their say, in a way that it will remain intact in a way that it is still deserving for your constituents? >> yes, reverend al, i believe so. of course, nothing is easy. this has been a tough negotiation, but there's so much in the build back better bill that affords so many people throughout the country, even in west virginia and in arizona and throughout the country, really a shot at the american dream and to help reduce the cost of living given the huge
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inflationary costs of just being able to, you know, purchase goods right now, household goods. we have, in this bill, developed strategies to lower the cost of health care, to lower the cost of child care, to lower the cost of housing. we put a -- thanks to our great chair, chairwoman waters, $150 billion in the bill for affordable housing, for a pathway to homeownership to address the unsheltered, billions for hbcus. so i think that the big pieces that we've supported, the congressional black caucus, the progressive caucus, all of our democrats, i believe they will remain intact, but knowing we will have to have a few more negotiations before this can pass. >> now, congresswoman, with next year looming, i want to talk voting rights with you and something i read over the holiday in "the new york times." in texas, north carolina, ohio and georgia, republican state
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lawmakers have either created super majorities capable of overriding a governor's veto or whittled down competitive districts so significantly that republicans' advantage is virtually impenetrable, leaving voters in narrowly divided states powerless to change the leadership of their legislatures. that's a quote from "the new york times." now, when i read that second part about chopping down competitive districts in texas, north carolina and georgia, i think of some of your colleagues in the congressional black caucus watching this right now in their districts, and in some cases opting not to run again. what does that mean in terms of next year's races, congresswoman? >> sure. first of all, we have to know that the voting rights, john lewis voting rights advancement act, we must pass this. we must pass for the people's
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act. in fact, this addresses getting money out of politics, it addresses redistricting and protects our right to vote. it allows for lawsuits to come forward to make sure that the denial of primarily people of color, seniors, young people, their voting rights are not tampered with and denied. and so we see what the republicans are doing. they're on a roll. they're trying to create districts now where regardless that they will be able to win. so what we have to do is i support ending the filibuster, but we have to minimally find a carve-out around the filibuster to get both bills passed into law. our democracy is at stake, our voting rights are at stake. i remember the days of jim crow and they're trying to turn the clock back, way back to those days and we're not going to let it happen. but, i tell you, it means we have to fight, fight, fight, we have to organize, and we have to make sure we insist that somehow the senate make a carve-out in terms of the legislative process
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so that both of these bills can pass. >> now, congresswoman, i want to get to the fears around omnicron variant of the covid-19 virus and with that the travel bans from the countries in the u.s. and other nations from south africa where the variant was identified, along with other south african nations. i wonder if you see the criticism around the global health community not to mention south africa itself that are hypocritical, the result of vaccine hoarding, and where do you come down on the criticism? >> first of all, saving lives is a priority and we have to have a balance. i, for one, am making sure that the vaccines are distributed equitably globally. let me tell you, reverend al, today under 2% of people living in africa and in low-income
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countries have been vaccinated. in fact, we're working, trying to get more vaccines distributed, but we have a long way to go and the wealthy countries in the world have not stepped up. we've, of course, led -- we have not done enough, so we have to come and we are just learning about this new variant. so i'm not certain, and i have to be honest, i'm not certain what the policy should be because we cannot deny people the right to come into the united states only from africa or only from certain countries. >> right. >> when, in fact, these barriers are not in place from other countries. so the administration has got to get this right, but priority, we have to save lives, both here in america and throughout the world, specifically now on the african continent. this is very serious. the scientists now in the world health organization are trying to determine the pat of this variant is going, and, in fact,
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we have to be very careful we do the right thing and not create discrimination against african countries while at the same time not executing the same policies from other countries, say, for example, in europe. >> congresswoman, lastly, you represent oakland, and as someone intimately familiar with the story and family of oscar grant and other black men killed by law enforcement, i would like to hear your reaction three days after the men who killed ahmaud arbery were found guilty of felony murder. the reason i stress law enforcement in this case, because we must remember it wasn't the police or the first county prosecutor that made this conviction possible. instead, you have an investigation right now as to whether that prosecutor actually favored convicted murderers. she has been charged. because of their law enforcement
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ties, their questioning. she has been charged with interfering with the process of the investigation. what was your reaction to the convictions, congresswoman? >> well, first of all, nothing can take away the pain of the loss of ahmaud arbery, okay. this is something that will never go away. my first reaction was i cried, and i -- the pain of what took place in terms of his senseless shooting, this young man's life is gone. also, when i heard the verdicts, i thought, you know, why is this so abnormal to hear justice? why is it that we have normalized injustice in our psyche? so i was very, very relieved, but also it provided a glimmer of hope that perhaps maybe, perhaps we may have cracked open
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a door that would lead to criminal justice reform and would lead to police accountability. but also, reverend al, i'll tell you, it really reminded me this is not the norm and that we have been so traumatized until this felt unusual, and it was just really an unbelievable reaction. but, again, my condolences go out to his family. >> oh, yeah. >> because i know that, you know, nothing will bring him back now, but we also have to realize that we've got to fight now even harder. >> oh, yes, there's no doubt about that. >> for accountability and criminal justice reform. >> thank you, congresswoman barbara lee. now to that trial and that verdict that many of us were thankful for this week. sentencing yet to come for the three men found guilty of murdering ahmaud arbery, but attorneys for all three say they
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will appeal the clients' felony murder convictions, charges that have all three face inlife in prison. we are honored to have with us attorney general of black america, ben crump, the father of the late ahmaud arbery, marcus arbery, and pastor mark baker of greater works ministries in brunswick, georgia. let me go to you first, attorney crump. i want to make sure our audience understands that this verdict is not the end of it. what comes next in terms of legal action? let's start there. >> absolutely reverend al. i just have to thank you and the black pastors for coming to brunswick, georgia. your presence impacted the quest for justice for ahmaud arbery, and i'm sure marcus and wanda are so grateful. they can never thank you enough. we know they have a federal
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civil rights lawsuit coming based on the department of justice. also, we have brought a civil action against the district attorney, jackie johnson, who conspired, we allege, to prevent ahmaud arbery from ever having his day in court, his family. we also have sued the homeowners association, reverend al, because we believe this was a group effort to get a young black man who was presumed guilty just from exercising. had this been a white man, nobody would have presumed him guilty, reverend al. they would have just said, he's exercising, but they thought the worst of ahmaud arbery. >> marcus, let me go to you. i know as happy as you was with the verdict that yesterday was tough for you. your son used to call you every day and you didn't get that call on thanksgiving. i remember you came on this show
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right after it happened. i think this was one of the first, if not the first national shows you were on, and i promised you national action network and i would fight for justice. this is before we even knew a video existed. a lot of people think we come in late when cameras are there. we were there when we weren't aware there was a camera. and i happened to have lunch with you and reverend baker and attorney crump when the call came to come back to the courthouse. we rushed back to the courthouse and i sat between you and the mother, wanda. i never will forget as they said there's a verdict, she took my hand and you took my other hand and we prayed, and you jumped up when the guilty verdict came up and said "finally we got some justice." tell the nation how you felt. i mean i was sitting there feeling your body quivering. tell them how you felt when you as a father felt that finally at least some justice for the loss of your son's life was
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announced? >> -- a weight off of my heart because, you know, it's been a long time coming for us african american people. you know, it is a thing that, good god, i just all glory to god we got that conviction. we got that guilty verdict. ahmaud can rest in peace, because i was just so overwhelmed that we wasn't going to get justice and how the jury would pick. you know, and then i just thank god how the community right around us, black and white people, stuck together and they got this -- they didn't want this in their town, you know. i'm just thinking god for everybody that put their hand in getting these men convicted, how the community pulled together and got this conviction. you know, i'm just -- you know, we made history. you know, we got a guilty
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verdict. my son can rest in peace, my family can sit back and say "we got justice for ahmaud." that's something that we just were fighting for, for 18 whole months. 18 whole months, and then it took 74 days. it was looking kind of purple for us because how they were trying to brush it under the rug and how they was trying like he done something wrong when he didn't. you know, my family and children were just in turmoil. >> yeah. >> we just, you know, determined. >> reverend baker, you and marcus have known each other most of your lives. you are one of the leading pastors in brunswick and really in that part of georgia. you are, like me, singled out by the prosecutor, saying they didn't want black pastors there, we might influence the jury, but you and the ministers stood by those of us that were attacked.
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and when we called for 100 black pastors to join me to come back, we had over 300, and you helped lead that. how important is it for those in brunswick that they saw people around the nation coming to support them and how important is it that they saw -- and i must say this and emphasize this, in a jury that was 11 whites and one black in a city 55% black, and to see those whites, those 11 whites look past race at the evidence, knowing they're voting life, possibly life sentences for their neighbors, and they did it anyway. the lawyers had them poll the jury, and i sat there between wanda and marcus and heard all of them, 11 whites and that one black say, "yes, that's my verdict, they're all guilty." how did that make you feel as a resident and leading faith leader in brunswick? >> well, reverend sharpton, let
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me first say thank you personally because you have been fighting for many years for the people. and to have you in brunswick and to also have your name mentioned in the courtroom, it hurt me because i know why you came to brunswick. you came to brunswick to see and to support marcus and wanda as a faith leader. again, as you say, when our names was called out in the courtroom, we all had to rally with you, also with reverend jesse jackson, because that's what we do. the bible told us to go ye into all of the world, and so that's what you exemplified to all of us, pastors and leaders. you stuck with this family, and the city of brunswick, we knew that this is not how we are as a people. i don't even like to use the word our white community, because the bible say by one man's blood all of us was created equal, and because of
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that our white brothers and sisters and pastors, we all came together and we knew that we had an opportunity to show the world and to show the nation what it means to come together as one. so i thank you personally, reverend sharpton, for your leadership over the years, that many of us was not always able to be up front with you, we saw you from afar, but brunswick was able to see the reverend al sharpton lead us and lead many pastors and show us when there is unity there is strength. >> well, thank you for that. let me say this. we're out of time and i know and i appreciate ben crump breaking down and breaking news tonight on the lawsuits. marcus, as i told you and i told wanda at the beginning, we will be there, the national action network, to the end. we still have a road to go. is there anything you want to say to the nation as a father on this holiday weekend? what message would you like to leave with the nation as we go for the next round under the
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leadership of attorney general crump? >> reverend al sharpton, not one i want to give all glory to god for putting me all together with this. i just want to thank you personally, you, reverend jackson and all of the pastors coming in with the prayers and make a lot of weight get off our heart. y'all came with the right thing, prayers, because prayers are the answer to everything. >> that's right. >> i just thank god for y'all, because without prayers we wouldn't have made it. >> that's right. >> reverend al, i thank you. >> thank you. >> i thank you. >> thank, and we're going to keep fighting. attorney crump, we only came with prayers and stood up and we're going to continue to stand up. we still have a lot of cases going. i appreciate you, attorney crump, working overtime and coming on tonight. attorney benjamin crump, marcus
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arbery and pastor mark baker, thank you for joining me. coming up in this week's gotcha, my warning to racists. the long arm of the law is coming for you. later, yet another republican lawmaker finds themselves in hot water for her hateful comments. my political panel will discuss this latest outrage. but first, my colleague richard lui with today's top news story. >> good saturday to you. some of the stories we are watching for you this hour, many countries are considering a new wave of covid restrictions because of the new variant combed omicron. monday the biden administration will restrict travel from eight south african nations where it was first detected. scientists say the new strain highlights the importance of widespread vaccination. many black friday shoppers were out despite pandemic concerns. sales were up nearly 30% friday from last year according to mastercard spending pulse. increased security greeted some
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shoppers as well. stores from california to minnesota responded to a recent rash of so-called smash-and-grab robberies. police say thieves have made off with tens of thousands worth of merchandise in coordinated, flash mob-style raise. videos of the robberies have gone viral, some inspiring more across the country. more with reverend sharpton after this break. h reverend sha after this break a painful, blistering rash that could interrupt your life for weeks. forget social events and weekend getaways. if you've had chickenpox, the virus that causes shingles is already inside of you. if you're 50 years or older ask your doctor or pharmacist about shingles. wayfair's biggest cyber monday ever is now on. if you're 50 years or older ask yoyes!octor score unbelievable savings. like area rugs up to 80% off. living room seating up to 70% off.
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for this week's gotcha, i want to once more address the scourge of white supremacy and hate in this country and those, in particular, those who carry out violent acts accordingly. just this week a georgia jury delivered some measure of accountability to the three white men who chased down and murdered ahmaud arbery, a black man just out for a jog. the fact that the trial almost didn't happen at all speaks volumes about the entrenchment of discrimination in our justice
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system, considering there was a video of the crime. but when the criminal justice system failed to deliver justice in crimes of hate, sometimes the civil system can provide some accountability, like in the case of the organizers of the racist violence in charlottesville, virginia, in 2017. this week the jury in that case awarded the plaintiffs $25 million to be paid by the white supremacist and white supremacist organizations behind the so-called unite the right event, a penalty that should bankrupt those individuals and hinder them from spreading their hateful lies. that verdict should be seen as a warning to others who organize and carry out violent terrorist acts under the banner of white grievance and racism. like, for instance, those insurrectionists who stormed the united states capitol on january
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6th, because in addition to the official investigation being carried out by the january 6th committee that could lead to criminal charges for some of the people and organizations on the subpoena list, there are multiple civil suits pending in the matter with defendants ranging from the sordid white nationalist organizations up to the disgraced former president, donald trump. capitol police officers, the naacp, even members of congress are suing to hold these perpetrators civilly accountable, and the damages could rack up into millions. so to those who ascribe to the ugly principles of racism and white supremacy, your days are numbered, despite the harrowing racial history of this country. you can no longer carry out racist violence or plan coup d'etats because you are angry that voters of color cast our
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welcome back to "politics nation." i have a lot to get to with my political panel, so joining me now are two former members of congress and msnbc political analysts. donna edwards, former democratic congresswoman of maryland, and david jolly, former republican congressman of florida, who is no longer affiliated with the party. david, let me start with you. the january 6th committee is taking aim at a cross section of right-wing political actors with subpoenas out to far-right
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racist groups like the proud boys or steve bannon under indictment after defying his own subpoena and pending summons to former white house officials mark meadows, kayleigh mcenany and stephen miller. the question they are trying to answer, of course, is to what extent were these different groups aware of each other's activities and perhaps even acting in concert on that fateful day. what do you expect the commission will ultimately find out? >> yeah, rev, it is clear the first stage was to "follow the money" and follow the communications. which part of the trump network was involved in organizing and funding the events of january 6th? but what i think what we learned this past week, as you mentioned, they are now zeroed in on these hate groups, these white nationalist groups, and i think, importantly, how then are the two connected? the trump administration and his political actors and what level of coordination with these white
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nationalist groups. ultimately, i think it is going to take having some of these witnesses thrown in jail for refusing to comply before we fully get their testimony, and i do think that will happen. >> now, let's turn to redistricting and the redistricting process happening in state houses across the country. like many other republican-controlled states, georgia's new map aims to expand and entrench gop control, even though the state electorate is pretty evenly split and democrats won the last two statewide elections. donna, if this map stands through inevitable legal challenges it continues to stand, if that is the case, what does that say about the future as a democracy? i mean have republicans gerrymandered and court stacked their way into permanent minority rule? >> well, thanks, reverend. i apologize. i am probably talking over fireworks right now, but i think
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that one of the things that's happening across the country with republican-controlled legislatures and governors is that they are highly gerrymandering these districts and, of course, we see the fall-out from the supreme court's decision just a few years ago that political gerrymandering, if you will, or considering politics in the process is actually okay. so what you are seeing in georgia, for example, is that black and brown voters are being packed into a couple of districts and, of course, one congresswoman, lucy mcbath, won in her election, her stunning election -- >> in georgia. >> -- in georgia, has been drawn out essentially of her district. so i think this is very problematic in georgia and across the country where you are seeing in states even like north carolina where the black voters
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are being packed into a certain number, a small number of districts, which really deprives them of the right to representation in their districts. that is a fault of the system which highlights the reason that we have to pass the john lewis voting rights act so we can make sure that these kind of things cannot happen in the future. >> in michigan, republicans are working overtime to circumvent the will of the people. a quirk of the state constitution allowed the legislatures to bypass governor's veto and approve a law if at least 8% of the total number of votes cast in the last election sign a petition. now, michigan republicans are trying to use that loophole to force through voter restrictions, including slashing polling locations, implementing strict voter id and
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redistricting mail-in ballot application. david, do you think this gamut is going to work? how can there be political consequences if the party at fault restricts voters further? >> yes, michigan has this archaic constitutional provision which allows only a single digit percentage of voters to petition the legislature to take up a matter. historically the legislature would not necessarily bring it up, but in this case the petition is actually what the michigan republican legislature passed and the democratic governor vetoed. now they're trying to do it through petition and it will never reach the governor's desk. the republicans can enact this voter suppression bill, if you will, simply by an act of the republican legislature. michigan is an outlier. not every state has this. this would likely survive judicial scrutiny unless the opponents and petitioners could prove there's a disparate impact on voters of color, and you can be certain it would be litigated on those grounds.
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>> reverend charles williams of detroit tells me the wording even on the petitions is kind of deceptive. donna, i want to get your brief thoughts on the continued islamophobia coming from republicans, most recently colorado congresswoman lauren boebert who told a made-up story, completely made up, implying that minnesota democratic congresswoman ilhan omar was a suicide bomber. boebert only apologized after bipartisan outrage. republican leader kevin mccarthy said that boebert had reached out to omar for a possible meeting, but, notably, mccarthy did not condemn her actions in the statement. how can congress function when one party encourages such spread of such vile, bigoted lies, lies that end in death threats being sent to congresswoman omar?
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>> well, i think, you know, reverend, because of this and other things that not just lauren boebert and other members of congress have said about ilhan omar, about the congresswoman, including the former president, that this has resulted in her having numerous death threats against her and her family. it is really outrageous for kevin mccarthy only to say that she's -- that lauren boebert has reached out to congresswoman omar. i mean it is after the fact and, you know, the fact is that kevin mccarthy and the republican party refuse to discipline their members of congress who say these outrageous things and endanger people's lives. i think, you know, that the congress should do something, but the fact is that even when disciplinary action is taken against these republican members, other republicans generally don't support them and it results in them just using
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the opportunity to fund raise. it is outrageous and it is despicable and it is immoral, and only the republican party can police that. they simply refuse to do it. >> david, lastly, i want to say to you that i take note that donna worked over fireworks and you got to help put up the christmas tree. thank you both for being on tonight. thank you, former congress members donna edwards and david jolly. coming up, fighting for rights to breathe free. a shocking investigation reveals the deadly link between racism and pollution in america. don't just put on a light show—be the light show. make your nights anything but silent. and ride in a sleigh that really slays. because in a cadillac, tradition is yours to define.
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we've spent a lot of time on this show talking about environmental racism, and this week we came across a new analysis of pollution's impact on communities of color. according to investigative journalists at "propublica", the environmental protection agency allows polluters to turn specific neighborhoods into sacrifice zones where the residents breathe air they are not supposed to. in a first-of-its-kind map and data analysis, "propublica" reveals where these places are. it is the most detailed map of
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canser-causing industrial air pollution in the u.s. joining me now is leila eunice, "propublica" reporter and one of the four authors of the report. leila, your investigation shows from the urban sprawl of houston to the river ways of virginia, air pollution from industrial plants is elevating the cancer risk of an estimated quarter of a million americans to a level the federal government considers unacceptable. why is this happening? >> so, rev, the primary reasons concerns the way the agency assesses cumulative risk or the total amount of cancer risk resulting from all of the major sources of toxic air pollution in an area. so when the agency conducts a cancer-risk assessment, they do so by only considering one type of facility or even in some cases one type of equipment at a
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time. what our analysis found is that this methodology can seriously underestimate risk. >> now, some of these hot spots of the toxic air are infamous, an 85-mile stretch of the mississippi river in louisiana, that's strong with oil refineries and chemical plants. it has earned a nickname, cancer alley. many other such dangerous areas exist and even residents breathing in the contaminated air do not know about it. tell us what this map uncovered. >> so our map basically identified over 1,000 hot spots of cancer-causing air around the country. some, like you said, are in places that are known for pollution like south louisiana, and others are -- we were the first to inform residents that the air that they breathe could be elevating their risk of cancer. we found that over a quarter of a million americans are estimated to be exposed to
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levels of cancer risk from toxic air pollution that the epa considers unacceptable and that 74 million americans, or roughly a fifth of the population, are estimated to be exposed at levels that the agency has said it strives to protect the largest amount of people from. >> now, two days after you published this analysis of industrial air pollution the environmental protection agency announced that its administrator, michael reagan, would visit the communities featured in the reporting and, indeed, during last week's journey to justice reagan toured the houston ship channel, the louisiana community of mossville and that stretch of land along the mississippi river, places that you identified as among the largest hot spots of toxic air pollution in the country. because one of the key takeaways from your report is that these hot spots are especially bad in
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minority communities, hot spots where most residents are people of color, experience 40% more cancer-causing pollution and in predominantly black census track it is more than the majority white tracks. how impressed were you with the epa's response? >> we were quite impressed with the epa's response because they openly acknowledged these community are overburdened by toxic air pollution. in his first week in office the president created three new committees to address environmental justice. administrator reagan said he spent time with "propublica's" reporting and he plans to have new policy going forward. we are hopeful the agency going forward will have a new sort of framework of dealing with the overburdened levels in these
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communities. >> finally, what can people do to find out if where they live or work or study is in the risky areas in terms of air pollution? >> well, we spent the past couple of years working on a ma that is address searchable. so if you go to projects.propublicaorg.search maps, you can get details of not only the chemical in the air and what they do to your body but the facilities and how far they are from your home. >> thank you for being with us and thank you for your report. up next, my final thoughts on being thankful after this week's legal wins. when the chapstick goes on.
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carl is saving big, holiday shopping at amazon. so now, he's free to become... choirmaster carl. as we are in the closing day of this 2021 thanksgiving weekend, i certainly am thankful that we saw what justice looks like in brunswick, georgia. i'm thankful for the courage of the jurors, 11 whites and one
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black, that did what the evidence called for and a judge that would not be intimidated by constant calls for a mistrial. i'm thankful for the minister, for the pastors that came when we called 400, that came triple that and stood up for the dignity and integrity of black pastors and church people everywhere. i'm thankful for the local activists and grass roots activists that may not have been church people but have been in the streets every day supporting that family and supports justice. i'm also thankful for the civil trial that dealt a real blow to the people in charlottesville. and as i left brunswick on late thanksgiving eve to rush back to harlem for the annual national action networks -- not this year
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turkey but we gave plates out, the mayor of new york and mayor-elect eric adams and reverend daughtry and others helping us give out 3,000 plates to people, seniors and the homeless. i thought about despite those two victories let's not forget it was a week earlier that kyle rittenhouse was acquitted and then welcomed by former president trump. let's not forget we don't have a voting rights bill and we don't have a george floyd bill. so even in our thanks, as thank god for the strength to keep fighting. we'll be right back. up to 80% off. living room seating up to 70% off. and ge appliances up to 40% off. plus tons more limited-time deals. and free shipping on thousands of products. our cyber monday is happening now through december 3rd. shop the event of the season. only at wayfair.com
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