Nickelodeon used to air cartoons, from what people tell me… These days it’s very different.
The only “green” thing they want is slime.
Children’s entertainment giant Nickelodeon is getting slimed online by conservatives over a recent Earth Day special discussing how pollution disproportionately affects communities of color.
“Learn the meaning of environmental racism,” Nickelodeon tweeted Friday, along with a video of the segment, which currently boasts nearly 500,000 views.
In the clip, part of the “Nick News” series, host Jamie Yuccas discusses why certain areas face more health hazards than others.
The CBS News correspondent chalks up the disparity to “environmental racism, a form of systemic racism where minority and low-income communities are surrounded by health hazards because they live near sewage, mines, landfills, power stations, major roads.”
Examples range from the toxic air of the POC-populated South Bronx to a mining project in San Carlos, Arizona, that “would dishonor an Apache sacred site,” per the clip.