Geographies of race and ethnicity II

  title={Geographies of race and ethnicity II},
  author={Laura Pulido},
  journal={Progress in Human Geography},
  pages={524 - 533}
  • L. Pulido
  • Published 1 August 2017
  • Sociology
  • Progress in Human Geography
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Geographies of race and ethnicity 1

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Geographic studies of environmental racism have focused on the spatial relationships between environmental hazards and community demographics in order to determine if inequity exists. Conspicuously

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