The multiple people of color origins of the US environmental justice movement: social movement spillover and regional racial projects in California

  title={The multiple people of color origins of the US environmental justice movement: social movement spillover and regional racial projects in California},
  author={Tracy Perkins},
  journal={Environmental Sociology},
  pages={147 - 159}
  • Tracy Perkins
  • Published 3 April 2021
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
ABSTRACT This paper contributes to scholarship on the origins of the US environmental justice movement (EJM) through exploration of the early EJM in California. The national EJM is often seen as having grown out of the intersection of environmentalism and the Black civil rights movement in the 1982 protests in Warren County, North Carolina. This paper adds weight to alternate narratives that depict the EJM as drawing on a variety of racialized social movement infrastructures that vary… 
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