At Issue: Environmental Racism and Classism, 1st Edition

  • Anne C. Cunningham
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  • ISBN-10: 153450012X
  • ISBN-13: 9781534500129
  • DDC: 363.7
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 156 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Flints water supply tainted with lead. Chicagos toxic donut. Louisianas cancer alley. Corporate waste poisoning developing nations. These are all examples of environmental racism. Readers of this compelling anthology will be awakened to many examples of poor and minority communities that suffer physically, emotionally, and financially from living in a toxic environment. With no political clout and few available resources, these victims find themselves abandoned by the environmental movement and bullied by environmental policies. The burgeoning environmental justice movement argues that environmental protection is a basic right. After reading the informative viewpoints in this volume, students will come to their own conclusions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Building Momentum for the Environmental Justice Movement.
2: Strategies to Fight Environmental Injustice at Home and Abroad.
3: Flint's Water Crisis Fits a Pattern of Environmental Injustice.
4: Religious Voices Play a Critical Role in Environmental Justice.
5: The Food Industry Is Complicit with Environmental Racism.
6: Government Response to Environmental Hazards in Minority Communities Is Too Slow.
7: Environmental Racism Is Supported by the Evidence.
8: Economics Cannot Justify Unequal Environmental Risks.
9: “Environmental Justice” Obscures Persistent Racism.
10: Environmental Racism Does Not Exist.
11: Environmental Racism Should Be Put in Perspective.
12: Corporations and Governments Place Profits Ahead of People.
13: India Has Not Done Enough to Protect the Environment after Bhopal.
14: Environmentalism Must Bridge Its Racial Divide.
15: “Big Green” NGOs Placate Liberal Consciences, But Do Little Good.
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