7 Toxic Assaults on Communities of Color Besides Flint: The Dirty Racial Politics of Pollution | Alternet

[Dr. Robert D. Bullard]  says the politics of environmental racism haven’t changed since economist William J. Kruvant described the process in a 1975 journal article: “Disadvantaged people are largely victims of middle- and upper-class pollution because they usually live closest to the sources of pollution—power plants, industrial installations, and in central cities where vehicle traffic is heaviest. Usually they have no choice. Discrimination created the situation, and those with wealth and influence have political power to keep polluting facilities away from their homes. Living in poverty areas is bad enough. High pollution makes it worse.”

Source: 7 Toxic Assaults on Communities of Color Besides Flint: The Dirty Racial Politics of Pollution | Alternet