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Snowflake Donald Trump Jr Is Now Complaining About The Notion Of ‘Racist Air’ And People Can’t Even

According to a scientific study published by USA Todaywhite people are more likely to cause pollution than people of color; people of color, on the other hand, are more likely to be affected by it.

Pollution is disproportionately caused by whites, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic minorities,” writes Jason Hill, an engineering professor at the University of Minnesota, who is the study’s co-author.

“Even though minorities are contributing less to the overall problem of air pollution, they are affected by it more. Is it fair [that] I create more pollution and somebody else is disproportionately affected by it?”

The study found that black people are exposed to 56 percent more pollution than what they cause. Hispanics, by contrast, are 63 percent more likely to be affected by pollution. Whites are able to avoid much of pollution’s harm as a result of wealth “pollution-intensive goods and services,” the study noted.

“Racist air” is not a phrase we thought we’d ever have to write, but we have Donald Trump Jr. to thank for this milestone.

Please don’t ask us how he jumped to this absurd conclusion.

We still don’t know.

We think he’s just a troll. 

Believe it or not, there are people who agree with him…

Like this dude, who penned some empty platitude about America “not being a racist country.”

Trump Jr. was, as you can imagine, savaged.

It appears Trump Jr. only read the headline and not the actual article. Did you know he has a degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania?

Don’t worry, we’re surprised, too.

Trump Jr.’s comments aside, previous studies have similarly observed that people of color experience environmental hazards at higher rates than whites.

“It’s been well established that poorer folks and minority communities tend to live in areas that are more polluted. This isn’t particularly new,” Samantha Gross, a Foreign Policy, Energy Security and Climate Initiative fellow at the Brookings Institution told Newsweek. She added that Trump Jr.’s tweet “contradicts what we know, and it’s based in ignorance.”

Oh, trust us: We know.