Rethinking Environmental Racism: White Privilege and Urban Development in Southern California

  title={Rethinking Environmental Racism: White Privilege and Urban Development in Southern California},
  author={Laura Pulido},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  pages={12 - 40}
  • L. Pulido
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Sociology
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
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 absent within this literature, however, is any substantive discussion of racism. This paper seeks to address this shortcoming in two ways. I first investigate how racism is understood and expressed in the literature. I argue that although racism is rarely explicitly discussed, a normative… 
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