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Dumping in Dixie

Dumping in Dixie

Race, Class, and Environmental Quality, Third Edition
March 2000
Trade Paperback · 256 Pages
$39.00 U.S. · $45.00 CAN · £25.99 U.K. · €27.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813367927

 

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Description

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 link environmentalism with issues of social justice. In the third edition, Bullard speaks to us from the front lines of the environmental justice movement about new developments in environmental racism, different organizing strategies, and success stories in the struggle for environmental equity.

About 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.