Lecture Notes 10 The Environment

Lecture Notes 10 The Environment - Chapter 4 Social...

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Chapter 4 Social Problems – The Environment Facts on Environmental Racism Handout I. Excerpts from Bullard, Robert, "Environmental Justice for All," Unequal Protection: A. The Commission for Racial Justice's landmark study, Toxic Waste and Race in the United States, found race to be the single most important factor (i.e. more important that income, home ownership rate, and property values) in the location of abandoned toxic waste sites. The study also found that: 1. three out of five African Americans live in communities with abandoned toxic waste sites; 2. 60% (15 million) African Americans live in communities with one or more abandoned toxic waste site; 3. three of the five largest commercial hazardous waste landfills are located in predominantly African American or Latino American communities and account for 40% of the nation's total estimated landfill capacity; and 4. African Americans are heavily over-represented in the populations of cities with the largest number of abandoned toxic waste sites. (pp. 17-18)
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