Discrimination and the Political Economy of Environmental Inequality

  title={Discrimination and the Political Economy of Environmental Inequality},
  author={Rachel Morello-Frosch},
  journal={Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy},
  pages={477 - 496}
  • R. Morello-Frosch
  • Published 1 August 2002
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy
Over the last decade there has been a surge in academic and scientific inquiry into disparities in environmental hazards among diverse communities. Much of the evidence points to a general pattern of disproportionate exposures to toxics among communities of color and the poor, with racial differences often persisting across economic strata. Although results have implications for the politics of environmental decisionmaking, most of these analyses are limited to illustrating how inequities in… Expand
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