Why this book?
Robert Bullard’s book opened many eyes and minds to the stark realities of environmental injustice and environmental racism.
Originally published at the dawn of the new millennium, Dumping in Dixie remains fresh and relevant today.
This book helped give birth to an environmentalism that does not partition the world into sacred groves for the rich and sacrifice zones for the poor, but instead fights for clean air and water in the places where people live, work, and play.
Dumping In Dixie: Race, Class, And Environmental Quality
Why should I read it?
1 author picked Dumping In Dixie as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
To be poor, working-class, or a person of colour 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…
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