‘The leading cause of Black land loss’: how the climate crisis is supercharging dispossession

‘The leading cause of Black land loss’: how the climate crisis is supercharging dispossession

When informal heirs’ property owners cannot access disaster aid the racial wealth gap grows larger

Margaret Alston doesn’t remember the night that Hurricane Matthew hit, but she remembers how afraid she was of the flooding that followed.

The biggest hurricane to hit South Carolina since 1999, the storm caused massive inland flooding across large swaths of the south-east. In Bucksport, the small, unincorporated town where Alston grew up, the Wacamaw River overflowed, inundating the street Alston’s house is on and making it impassable.

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