Negative Effects of Segregation on Health and Human Development (cont'd)
- Low-income communities and communities of color are more likely to be exposed to environmental hazards. For example, 56% of residents in neighborhoods with commercial hazardous waste facilities are people of color even though they comprise less than 30% of the U.S. population.
- The "Poverty Tax:" Residents of poor communities pay more for the exact same consumer products than those in higher income neighborhoods—more for auto loans, furniture, appliances, bank fees, and even groceries.
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