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.
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