Here are a few things which are deadlier than “white supremacy”:
- Collapsing buildings in Florida
- The heat wave in the Pacific Northwest
- Ordinary black street violence in big cities
In Oregon and Washington, it was mainly the lack of air conditioning compared to the rest of the country that killed so many people. Air conditioners are taboo there.
“But staying cool could prove especially difficult in Seattle, which ranks as the least air-conditioned city in a comparison of the top 15 metro areas contained in the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent American Housing Survey from 2019. Nationwide, about 91% of U.S. homes have primary air conditioning installed, according to data from the American Housing Survey. By comparison, that figure is 78% for Portland and just 44% for Seattle. …”