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TALK: Environmental Racism in the United States

Thursday 6th February, 6.30pm-7.45pm

This event is part of the British Academy’s season on Sustainable Futures

Environmental racism is on the rise in the United States, with minority and impoverished communities much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air. In this event, CMCI Senior Lecturer Jessica Rapson (CMCI) and co-researcher Lucy Bond and will draw on their recent research to highlight how the tourist and heritage industry in the American Gulf States (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) is helping to conceal environmental racism as well as being complicit in the air and water pollution crisis that is blighting predominantly African American neighbourhoods.

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/environmental-racism-united-states

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