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Understanding Environmental Racism


Lead poisoning, air pollution and toxic waste are just a few examples of the environmental hazards we face in the United States.

But for communities of color, the threat is greater because of the disproportionate rates at which they are exposed to such toxins.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: understanding the relationship between pollution and racism.


  • Harriet Washington, Medical Ethicist, Author of “A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and its Assault on the American Mind”
  • Kerry Ard, Associate Professorof Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology, Ohio State University
  • Akbar Tyler, Director of Healthy Homes & Training, Environmental Health Watch
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