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Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality

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To be poor, working-class, or a person of color in the United States often means bearing a disproportionate share of the country's environmental problems. Starting with the premise that all Americans have a basic right to live in a healthy environment, Dumping in Dixie chronicles the efforts of five African American communities, empowered by the civil rights movement, to l ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 256 pages
Published March 24th 2000 by Westview Press (first published September 1990)
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Kavya Michael
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Dumping in the Dixie
Robert Bullard’s compelling book “Dumping in the Dixie” was a path breaking call for environmental justice in US. Dumping in Dixie begins from a basic premise of equity, fairness and social justice. Bullard articulates throughout the book the co-existence of environmental and social justice not as isolated entities but correlated principles necessary for a basic right to live in a clean environment. Dumping in Dixie chronicles the efforts of five African American communities,
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Dawn Muir-Frost
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
I had some trouble getting through this book, as to me it read more like a technical report than something the average person could pick up and read. But it did provide some thought provoking issues related to location of environmentall hazards and minority populations.
Lucas
Jul 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Though patently anthropocentric, this is an essential cataloging of environmental injustices perpetrated in the American South. The poor, local governments are more than willing to sell out their citizenry's health for (much-needed) cash.
Bob
Jul 04, 2008 added it
shows how racism and hazardous waste go hand in hand.
naseer yahya
May 06, 2007 rated it it was ok
had no clue about alot of this stuff; makes me view back home completely differently - could be more stars if it was written better/more engaging
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