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  • ‘One Oppressive Economy Begets Another’

    Slavery and Jim Crow deprived Black communities in Louisiana of wealth and power, and enabled contemporary environmental racism. But slavery-era cemeteries are becoming part of efforts by those communities to fight back against polluters. 



  • People of Color Breathe More Hazardous Air. The Sources Are Everywhere

    The findings of a new study confirm what environmental justice activists and scholars like Robert Bullard have been arguing for decades: minority communities in the United States are susceptible to a disproportionate share of environmental health hazards from multiple sources. 



  • The Environmental Costs of War

    The effort to secure and refine aluminum ore for war materiel was environmentally damaging and previews the globalized impact of commodity supply chains. 



  • Jeffrey Wasserstrom: Is China’s Communist Party Choking?

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine, the author of China in the 21stCentury: What Everyone Needs to Know and co-editor of Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land.