Racial minorities in the United States are disproportionately exposed to toxic wastes and other environmental hazards, and cleanup efforts in their communities are slower and less thorough than efforts elsewhere. Internationally, wealthy countries of the North increasingly ship hazardous wastes to poorer countries of the South, resulting in such tragedies as the disaster at Bhopal. Through case studies that highlight the type of information that is seldom reported in the news, Faces of Environmental Racism exposes the type and magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international. The essays explore the justice of current environmental practices, asking such questions as whether cost-benefit analysis is an appropriate analytic technique and whether there are alternate routes to sustainable development in the South.
This wide-ranging collection of essays . . . is vivid and rigorous.--Bernard Boxill, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Series: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 3rd October 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.04
Weight (kg): 0.52