Baltimore, environmental justice, and urban rats

The issue of urban pests like rats in Baltimore has been in the news lately due to tweets sent by trump about the city being “rat and rodent infested.” Trump isn’t the first American politician to use this kind of rhetoric to demean communities that are predominantly made up of people of color while ignoring the fact that policies deliberately designed to marginalize communities of color are at the root of the pest problems in many cities. Unlike him, Dawn Biehler actually knows what she’s talking about and has just penned an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun too:

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