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July 15, 2016

"Vien Truong of Oakland will be named a White House Champion of Change for Climate Equity for her work to end environmental racism and empower communities of color to join in the fight against climate change."

Vien Truong // White House Champion of Change for Climate Equity // environmental racism // empower communities of color // the fight against climate change //
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Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 15, 2016 10:25 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It actually gets better in the full article I found –

”Truong was drawn to her current line of work after moving to the United States from war-torn Vietnam with her family, only to have her parents end up working as strawberry pickers in pesticide-ridden fields in Oregon, then at sweatshops in one of Oakland’s poorest and most polluted communities — where Truong ultimately grew up as the youngest of 11 siblings."

OK, first Mrs. Truong is 34 yrs (via a search). Old and the Vietnam war was over, at least for the US in 1975, 41 yrs. ago, so not sure “war torn” applies to her immigration but anyways…Love the “pesticide-ridden fields” angst, it adds a bit a drama. It doesn’t really mean anything since pesticides help us feed the freakin’ world but hey, let’s “get down with the struggle”.

Speaking of which…

“It’s not right for families to struggle as much as they do and still not have a decent living condition,” Truong said. “I wanted to commit my life to make a better future for people.”

No she’s right, families that struggle should have decent living conditions…just merely handed to them…just because. Especially if they have 11 children.

Her parents must be so proud. I’m sure this what they were thinking when they left Vietnam to come here, “Maybe someday one of our kids will end Environmental racism”.


Posted by: Lands’nGrooves [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 15, 2016 11:19 AM

FFS. I've been to province areas of Vietnam, Philippines, Mexico etc. Most Americans have no idea what real poverty is. Poor people in America get free food as well as a plethora of other handouts. The biggest problem poor people here have is being overweight.

Environmental racism...ship Truong back to Nam, cry to the local commie government there and she will probably end up with a bullet in her noodle.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 15, 2016 3:19 PM

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