In partnership with Downwinders at Risk and the Inclusive Communities Project we are rolling back racist zoning block by block in the Southern Sector. Historically Black and Brown neighborhoods in Dallas (and across the U.S.) have been zoned for dangerous industrial uses close to residential areas.
Research conducted by Paul Quinn College indicates the connection between legal sources of air pollution and densely populated Black and Brown neighborhoods in Dallas. Check out the full report here: https://pqc-edu.squarespace.com/uri . Similarly, Daniel & Beshara P.C., Dallas’ prominent civil rights litigators are working with Marsha Jackson on her federal environmental lawsuit, which includes the City of Dallas. They have created and published maps that connect the racial composition of neighborhoods with their proximity to industrial zoning and land use. Check out all the maps here: https://www.danielbesharalawfirm.com/dallas-industrial-zoning .
Here is a map created by Daniel & Beshara P.C. illustrating the proximity of industrial zoning near Shingle Mountain to residential agricultural land uses.
To check out the project go to: https://southerndallasneighborhooddefense.wordpress.com/