ARTICLE: Is your neighborhood killing you?
SOURCE: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
Many people in America are convinced that racism doesn’t exist anymore; or that racism as a whole is not as visible as it once was. Truth is racism is alive and kicking and like going through a process of evolution, it has evolved and taken on different shapes and forms. Racism at times even wears a disguise, it even poses as an environmental threat and it’s a big problem that has to be acknowledged.
Environmental racism is an internationally recognized sociological term referring to the enactment of any policy or regulation that negatively affects the living conditions of low-income or minority communities at a rate disproportionate from affluent communities. The term also describes the segregation of minority communities into regions where they are exposed to health hazards because property in polluted areas is inexpensive.
LEARN MORE: Fighting Environmental Racism (SOURCE: mapcruzin.com)
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