Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality

Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality

by Robert D. Bullard
     
 

Many Americans - ranging from constitutional scholars to lay grassroots activists - recognize that environmental discrimination is unfair, unethical, and immoral. However, the practice is still legal. The author carried out this research under the assumption that all Americans have a basic right to live, work, and play in a healthy environment.  See more details below

Overview

Many Americans - ranging from constitutional scholars to lay grassroots activists - recognize that environmental discrimination is unfair, unethical, and immoral. However, the practice is still legal. The author carried out this research under the assumption that all Americans have a basic right to live, work, and play in a healthy environment.

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Chronicles the efforts of five black communities in Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, and Alabama to protect themselves from industrial pollution. Bullard (sociology, U. of California) links their struggle to that of social justice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813379548
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/01/1990
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
165

Meet the Author


Robert D. Bullard is a sociologist and long-time civil rights and environmental justice activist. He is professor of sociology at Clark Atlanta University, and also serves as director of the university’s Environmental Justice Resource Center.

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