Never ones to miss out on a chance to scream “Raaaaaacism!” the ACLU tweeted Thursday that President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Obama-era Paris Agreement on climate change is a “massive step back for racial justice.”
Pulling out of the Paris Agreement would be a massive step back for racial justice, and an assault on communities of color across the U.S.— ACLU National (@ACLU) June 1, 2017
In subsequent tweets, the ACLU sought to explain their bizarre climate-race connection by saying that poor people of color are more affected by climate change than, presumably, rich white folks.
Drought, hurricanes and flooding will impact every American— but climate change doesn't affect us all equally.— ACLU National (@ACLU) June 1, 2017
Black and brown people are more likely to live near coal plants, and have higher asthma rates than white Americans do.— ACLU National (@ACLU) June 1, 2017
Of course, the ACLU offered no evidence to back up their claims -- but, details.
Other Twitter users on both sides of the climate change aisle seemed a bit confused with how the ACLU could take a planetary topic and make it all about race.
How is this just for 'communities of colour'? This kills everyone.— Amir Amadeus Hafizi (@amirhimself) June 1, 2017
Wow you made this about race?— Robert Parker (@robertparkerx) June 1, 2017
This is a bit of a stretch.— Jeff Leonard (@jjleonard99) June 1, 2017
Always about race, right ? What the hell does bad weather have to do with race ? You people are insane.— Nicole (@Nicole72inFL) June 1, 2017
A bit of a stretch, don't cha think? Probably the dumbest thing I've read today.— James (@Noledad77) June 1, 2017
Eliminating jobs is an assault on communities of color, not climate change. Try harder ACLU, this was not your best— Jeff Chapman (@JeffChapman36) June 1, 2017
Moronic statement. race baiting political hacks everywhere are proud of your words— american (@americanslavep2) June 1, 2017
What? This just BS sorry and I'm an Hispanic but we have worse things that go against us— Karina n Taylor (@KarinanTaylor23) June 1, 2017
This guy actually made a good point:
The Paris Accord would have hit hardest on the poor. Complying with the Accord would have skyrocketed energy costs and cost millions of jobs— DOC (@doctormalibu) June 1, 2017
Then again, it is the ACLU. With them, is anything not about race?