A young woman took to TikTok to express a surprisingly popular viewpoint about natural phenomenon’s like hurricanes and tornadoes being linked to racism. It is important to give a little context to her thought process, according to YouTube voice Anthony Brian Blogan.
He notes, “Hurricane Ida has wreaked havoc across the United States with a tremendous amount of wind and rain. Mostly rain. Devastating flooding has taken nearly a dozen or more lives. The TikToker thinks that the blame for this destruction can be laid at the feet of racism.”
Blogan added, “There isn’t much in the way of evidence presented to link racism to natural disasters. Yet, that opinion is actually very popular. Obviously, the opinion is not mainstream but popular nonetheless. But why? How is it possible to link random weather acts to the intention of human beings? It’s actually a pretty simple explanation to unpack and debunk.
“The argument here is that there should be better technology placed into lower-income areas that tend to be majority-minority. This ‘better’ technology comes from more … you guessed it.. money being showered upon these communities. Pardon the pun. But the issue here is that these communities are already heavily subsidized.”
Watch the video below to see how the TikToker links racism to Mother Nature’s destruction and how Blogan says the two are not linked.