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'Hotlanta' is even more sweltering in
these neighborhoods due to a racist
20th-century policy

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Posted By: Ribicon, 9/19/2021 10:01:33 PM

Atlanta—On a warm September afternoon, Mona Scott sat on the front porch while her home baked like an oven. As she ran a frozen water bottle across her forehead and arms, Scott told CNN her air conditioning broke 10 days earlier and had not yet been fixed. "The windows are painted shut," Scott said. "We come outside at night to sleep because it's too hot inside."(Snip)And these health risks are not distributed equally. During extreme heat events, a few city blocks can mean the difference between a manageable 80-degree afternoon or a sweltering, 100-degree sweat fest. The staggering temperature difference is due in large part


This article is even more absurd than the one below. Here, we learn that black neighborhoods are hotter than nearby White neighborhoods owing to systemic racism. In the future, people who write such things will be thrown in prison.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: AntiStatist 9/19/2021 10:07:15 PM (No. 920206)
They drive around in 95 degree heat with the A/C off and windows down, so what’s the problem?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: itsonlyme 9/19/2021 10:11:08 PM (No. 920209)
Da plummin aintz bin chaynged inn 100 yeers Eye dink Orange Man att fallt.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: volksford 9/19/2021 10:13:34 PM (No. 920214)
Cry me a river I and my six siblings grew up here in Florida without air conditioning and many of our suburban neighbors were without a/c. Leave it to CNN to find racism in everything . By the way ,you may be waiting to get your a/c fixed due to a labor shortage caused by that boob in the White House.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Quigley 9/19/2021 10:25:28 PM (No. 920226)
If true the Dimokkkrap party is responsible since it supported slavery, fought a war to protect it, and institutionalized racism. CNN is racist too.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 9/19/2021 10:27:05 PM (No. 920227)
You can stop reading this sob story after the phrase " painted shut."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: formerNYer 9/19/2021 10:29:01 PM (No. 920228)
The sun is hotter in black neighborhoods than white - darn racist yellow dwarf star.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: FunOne 9/19/2021 10:40:03 PM (No. 920236)
It's the heat that makes one cheat when counting ballots in Hotlanta.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 9/19/2021 10:57:54 PM (No. 920248)
OMG Cry me a river. Or sweat me one. Or get off your butt and fix your problems instead of axin me to.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird 9/19/2021 11:02:14 PM (No. 920252)
They try to sound convincing but don’t make their arguments. Just don’t work. Sounds as though the main gripe is fewer or no air conditioners. And with her windows painted shut, this woman cannot open to the night air the way my late Mother always did to let cool night air into our home during hot Southern California summers. We had fans but no A/C.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Shadow722 9/19/2021 11:03:33 PM (No. 920253)
Oh my gosh, CNN just discovered urban heat islands. Something we have been talking about for decades, that the climate alarmists have been ignoring for just as long. Trees and grass cool faster at night, than asphalt and concreate. Suburbs have grass, inner-cities do not. Suburban Blacks in my neighborhood, are just as cool as the Whites. Urban heat islands in big cities are the reason for higher measured global temperatures, not Global Warming, or whatever they are calling it this week....
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Reply 11 - Posted by: paloalto 9/19/2021 11:45:39 PM (No. 920274)
So, redlining from 90 years ago means you can't buy a window air conditioner from Walmart for a hundred bucks today? News you can use.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: smcchk 9/19/2021 11:55:16 PM (No. 920278)
So they can’t unstick the windows that have been painted shut? This is not confined to poor, black neighborhoods. My kids have and are living in apartments/homes where you have to unstick the windows to get them open. Call CNN!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: snakeoil 9/20/2021 12:38:09 AM (No. 920290)
I live in the Atlanta metro area. This has been a mild summer. Not once did the temperature reach 100. 95 was as high as we got. Heat index in meaningless. A few years ago we had a hot summer and the Atlanta city government gave away free electric fans. Was driving home at night and many people were out trying to sell their fans. My favorite article claimed that there more trees in white peoples yard than black people. So whites got to sit in the shade while black people had to sit in the Sun.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/20/2021 1:16:17 AM (No. 920305)
Look at the maps, and you will see how statistics can be politically polluted. A one degree increase in temperature over average temperature yields a big scary blood red! See how that works??
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Namma 9/20/2021 4:46:37 AM (No. 920369)
Poor things! First. Get that shirt off and wear plain ole cotton in the heat. Next. Take a fan put it in a window blowing outward. Open just one other window and the fan will pull the hot air out and bring cooler air into the whole house. No one in our CITY neighborhood had ac. But we took care of our problems ourselves.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 9/20/2021 6:29:52 AM (No. 920406)
"Nooo-body knows de trubbles we be seein'."
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Reply 17 - Posted by: skacmar 9/20/2021 7:20:26 AM (No. 920438)
100 degrees in a black area is the same as 100 degrees in a white area . Hot and humid is hot and humid. Un stick your windows and stop whining. Of course, many in the black areas may be afraid to open their windows due to high crime rates in their neighborhoods. A window AC unit will just be stolen out of the window.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: AltaD 9/20/2021 8:27:53 AM (No. 920492)
This reads like a Rush Limbaugh global warming parody. The gist of it seems to be that hot weather is racist. Also, racism has caused people of color to live in neighborhoods that have fewer trees and for some reason, these POC are incapable of buying a window or portable air conditioner.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: NorthernDog 9/20/2021 8:45:20 AM (No. 920503)
I'm not sure what the point of the article is. Liberals say more A/C contributes to global warming, so they certainly don't expect free A/C units. Atlanta has a black mayor and almost every public official is black. If ''they'' are not shielding black citizens from the sun, whose fault is that? If the city wants to replace crumbling housing with trees and grass they could easily do it.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: paral04 9/20/2021 11:46:26 AM (No. 920676)
This is very sad that a city run by blacks can't help their own. That is why Cobb County and the others are being invaded by the refugees from Atlanta to areas run by whites.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: jeffrx 9/20/2021 3:01:05 PM (No. 920890)
This quote from the article is very interesting, "During extreme heat events, a few city blocks can mean the difference between a manageable 80-degree afternoon or a sweltering, 100-degree sweat fest. " Now the obvious question: If there is a 20 degree temperature difference between 2 blocks in a city, which one is recorded as the official temperature? It's no wonder every year is the hottest on record!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: msjena 9/20/2021 3:06:09 PM (No. 920896)
So, does this mean white people in Atlanta don't need air conditioning because their neighborhoods are cooler? No, it only means they are allegedly a degree or two cooler--ie, 94 vs 95. For the record, I think this is one of the dumbest articles I have ever read. Now, even the weather is racist.
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