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Environmental Justice

A Gumberg Library Research Guide

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Environmental Racism and specific groups

  • Environmental racism AND African Americans
  • Environmental racism AND Native Americans

Environmental racism and specific places

  • Environmental racism AND Chicago
  • Environmental racism AND New York

Environmental racism and specific environmental issues

  • Environmental racism AND toxic waste
  • Environmental racism AND air pollution
  • Environmental racism AND lead

Specific groups and specific environmental issues

  • African Americans and toxic waste
  • Native Americans AND water pollution

Selected Books On Environmental Racism and Equity

"Environmental racism refers to the deliberate placement of toxic and hazardous waste sites, incinerators, landfills, and polluting industries in communities populated mainly by minorities, including Latinos, African Americans, Asians, migrant farm workers, and the working poor. It also includes “any government, institutional, or industry action, or failure to act, that has a negative environmental impact which disproportionately harms—whether intentionally or unintentionally—individuals, groups, or communities based on race or color.” (Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic)


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