1st Edition

Race And The Incidence Of Environmental Hazards
A Time For Discourse

ISBN 9780367284916
Published May 7, 2019 by Routledge
251 Pages

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Book Description

This book discusses the poor and people of color and their struggle to take control of one of the most basic aspects of their lives: the quality of their environment. It exposes the fact of environmental inequity and its consequences in face of general neglect by policymakers and social scientists.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Toxic Waste and Race in the United States -- Can the Environmental Movement Attract and Maintain the Support of Minorities? -- The Environmental Voting Record of the Congressional Black Caucus -- Toward a Model of “Environmental Discrimination” -- Environmental Blackmail in Minority Communities -- Invitation to Poison? Detroit Minorities and Toxic Fish Consumption from the Detroit River -- Minority Anglers and Toxic Fish Consumption: Evidence from a Statewide Survey of Michigan -- The Effects of Occupational Injury, Illness, and Disease on the Health Status of Black Americans: A Review -- Hazardous Waste Incineration and Minority Communities -- Environmentalism and Civil Rights in Sumter County, Alabama -- Uranium Production and Its Effects on Navajo Communities Along the Rio Puerco in Western New Mexico -- Environmental Racism: Reviewing the Evidence -- Pesticide Exposure of Farm Workers and the International Connection -- The Dumping of Toxic Waste in African Countries: A Case of Poverty and Racism -- Summary

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