Majora Carter

Majora Carter
Majora Carter
  • Born: October 27, 1966
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Real Estate Developer, Public Radio Host Economic Diversity Advocate

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Majora Carter is an American urban revitalization strategist and public radio host from the South Bronx area of New York City. Carter founded and led the non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation Sustainable South Bronx from 2001 onward, before entering the private sector in 2008.

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As a black person in America, I am twice as likely as a white person to live in an area where air pollution poses the greatest risk to my health. I am five times more likely to live within walking distance of a power plant or chemical facility - which I do. Power ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
I am a local economic revitalization strategist. But I am also a TV/radio host, and a small business owner. I find ways to use money more efficiently to realize positive goals for everyone. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Money, Coins & Minting
Just because you have a piece of trash and you throw it away and it gets hauled away, it doesn't mean that it's not affecting someone else.
Many people still believe that 'green' solutions are too expensive, but they are actually much cheaper when all of the costs to public health, social services, and waste handling are factored into the same equation. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
My real dream is that everybody will see their self-interest tied up with someone else, whether or not they see them, and see that as an opportunity for growing closer together as a culture and as a world.
One thing I noticed working in the Bronx is that leaders come in the craziest places. They don't always show up at community board meetings. Sometimes it's just the guys on the corner that the boys on the block respect. Respect
Race and class are extremely reliable indicators as to where one might find the good stuff, like parks and trees, and where one might find the bad stuff, like power plants and waste facilities. Power
Sustainable South Bronx advocates for environmental justice through sustainable environmental and economic development projects.
To me, charity often is just about giving, because you're supposed to, or because it's what you've always done - or it's about giving until it hurts.
We've got to decide that we want to live in a world that is sane and happy and healthy, and that everyone deserves that.
What's popular in places considered ghettos - whether that's the inner city or Appalachia - is having a decent quality of life. Life
You know, people understand fear and opportunity. It may look different, but it's really the same thing.

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