Inequality, environmental injustice, and racism in Brazil: beyond the question of colour

@article{Pacheco2008InequalityEI,
  title={Inequality, environmental injustice, and racism in Brazil: beyond the question of colour},
  author={Tania Pacheco},
  journal={Development in Practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={713 - 725}
}
Starting from an analysis of social and environmental injustice, the author argues that the concept of environmental racism is integral to the hegemonic model of capitalist development. She reveals how the financial mega-conglomerates, helped by the media, exploit such prejudices, and highlights the relevance of environmental racism in the struggle to overcome inequalities, to value the importance of diversity, and to build full citizenship for all. 
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Castrillon Fernández is an agronomist with a PhD in Rural Development from the Federal University of Río Grande do Sul
    She also co-ordinates the Brazilian Network for Environmental Justice's Working Group Against Environmental Racism
    • Contact details: FASE, Rúa das Palmeiras
    The South and Southeast States of Brazil are historically considered more developed and are generally 'whiter', due to the types of immigration
      The states making up Amazônia, although the legal definition includes some of the Northeastern state of Maranhao (translator's note)
        Um pe na cozinha' refers to the 50 per cent or more of Brazil's population who are descendants of African slaves, who would have included kitchen staff