Monday, April 25, 2005

U.S. Blacks Use Millions of Barrels of Oil Each Day

African Americans use 2.6 million barrels of oil every day if you count our population (13%) as part of the 20 millions barrels of oil we use in America each day. Is this a good thing or a bad activity? At fifty dollars per barrel, it also represents $130 million per day for blacks to drive to and from work. That is $4.30 per day for each black man, woman and child in the U.S.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since it is All-American to drive big vehicles like SUVs and over-consume in our material society, African Americans are right in the mainstream.
Isn't it time we all carve out a new, distinct, sustainable identity on this polluted planet?
We can support less-polluting, more efficient products and vehicles with our dollars. we can elect officials who support the needs of our communities not just the corporate elite.