Environmental Justice in the New Millennium: Global by Filomina Chioma Steady DPhil (eds.)

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James Parish field observations. New Orleans: Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Xavier University. Chapter 2 4 Env ironmental Ju stice Cross-Cultu rally Theo ry and Praxi s i n t he A fr ican D ias po ra and i n Af r i ca Filomina C. Steady E I ntro duc ti on: The Environmental Justice Movement nvironmental justice has become synonymous with environmental racism and both are probably the most challenging democratic and human rights issues today. Until fairly recently, Environmental justice was ignored by the mainstream environment movement and by ecological economists.

General Accounting Office. (1983). Siting of hazardous waste landfills and their correlation with racial and economic status of surrounding communities. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (2007). Hearings. , & Warren, R. (2007, May). Katrina perspectives. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 18(2), 233–240. Wilson, J. (2007, April 12). State has most minorities near toxic facilities. section=2&more=1&id=4688 Wright, B.

Unfortunately, the environmental justice movement has experienced many setbacks and challenges over the years. It is going to take all Americans to fight for environmental justice for all. Note s 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Bullard, 1994b. Bullard, 2007a. Bullard, 1983. Rawlins, 2003. Commission for Racial Justice, 1987. Bullard, 2007a; Wilson 2007. Bullard, 1994. Lee, 1992b. Bullard, 2000a. Bullard, 2000, 2005, 2007; Bullard & Wright, 1986; Ezezika, 2007; Institute of Medicine, 1999.

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