Unformatted text preview: to go into their area. This service redlining covers everything from parcel deliveries to repair people to food deliveries. Environmental Racism • Environmental racism refers to the overwhelming likelihood that toxic-producing plants and toxic waste dumps are located where poor people, especially racial minorities, live. • The irony of the poor having to sacrifice to the most harmful environmental problems is that they are not the polluters—the affluent are. The wealthy drive excessively; travel in jet planes; have large, air-conditioned homes; consume large quantities of resources (conspicuous consumption); and have the most waste to dispose....
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- Fall '10
- Poverty, racially changing neighborhoods, minority neighborhoods