We Speak for Ourselves: Social Justice, Race, and Environment

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Panos Institute, 1990 - Environmental health - 40 pages
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Research has shown that African, Asian, Latino & Native American communities are targets for toxic dumping & for the placement of this country's most hazardous industries, a phenomenon that has come to be known as "environmental racism". The journalists, writers, illustrators & artists who have contributed to this publication are themselves people of color & have brought their own unique perspective to this effort. Their stories are as diverse as the communities & individuals affected, ranging from inner city youth in Brooklyn, NY, to an African American community which dates to the pre-Civil War era in the Georgia Sea Islands, to the Western Shoshone in Nevada. The topics covered in the publication include an overview on environment & people of color; land, sovereignty & the environment; groups successfully organizing on the front-lines; & media & the environment. The cartoon illustrations in the publication underscore the continuing tensions that exist between the environmental justice movement & the mainstream environmental movement. Also included is a resource guide of relevant organizations & publications.

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