Environmental Inequality, Justice and Racism

EnvironmentalInequality, Justice and Racism

EnvironmentalInequality, Justice and Racism

Itis clear that in the recent times, people are more prone to come intocontact with hazardous chemicals at different times of their lives.This is as a result of the various activities that take place whichrequire the use of these chemicals, much to the detriment of thehuman life. There is the need for people, especially industries totake into consideration the interests of other individuals whilegoing about their activities (Bullard, R. 2000). This takes intoaccount avoiding to release dangerous chemicals haphazardly to theenvironment. This practice will a clear show of environmentaljustice. It is also prudent for the industries to avoid subjectingeach of their employees to substances that have a chance of impactingtheir health negatively, regardless of their race.

MichaelMascarenhas in his book, Environmental Inequality and EnvironmentalJustice, indicates that the cases of environmental pollution areunevenly distributed. He goes on to illustrate that areas that aremostly occupied by middle-class white people tend to have muchcleaner environs than areas that have people of other races who seemto have a much lower cadre regarding income (Mascarenhas, 2012). Thisis a clear indication that industries make a deliberate actionpollute areas that seem to have people who have a low economic scaleand quite the contrary to those who are doing well economically. Thisis a clear show of economic, environmental injustice thatgovernmental bodies and companies need to take a more decisive actionso as to reverse the situation accordingly.

Oneaspect that I like from the reading is the fact that environmentaljudicial activists are doing their best to ensure that environmentaljustice is achieved (Mascarenhas, 2012). One thing that I do not likefrom the reading is that some government bodies set environmentalpolicies that seem to favor some regions over others.

References

Bullard,R. D. (2000).&nbspDumpingin Dixie: Race, class, and environmental quality.Boulder, Colo: Westview Press.

Mascarenhas,M. (2012).&nbspWherethe waters divide: Neoliberalism, white privilege, and environmentalracism in Canada.Lanham: Lexington Books.

EnvironmentalInequality, Justice and Racism

EnvironmentalInequality, Justice and Racism

Itis clear that in the recent times, people are more prone to come intocontact with hazardous chemicals at different times of their lives.This is as a result of the various activities that take place whichrequire the use of these chemicals, much to the detriment of thehuman life. There is the need for people, especially industries totake into consideration the interests of other individuals whilegoing about their activities (Bullard, R. 2000). This takes intoaccount avoiding to release dangerous chemicals haphazardly to theenvironment. This practice will a clear show of environmentaljustice. It is also prudent for the industries to avoid subjectingeach of their employees to substances that have a chance of impactingtheir health negatively, regardless of their race.

MichaelMascarenhas in his book, Environmental Inequality and EnvironmentalJustice, indicates that the cases of environmental pollution areunevenly distributed. He goes on to illustrate that areas that aremostly occupied by middle-class white people tend to have muchcleaner environs than areas that have people of other races who seemto have a much lower cadre regarding income (Mascarenhas, 2012). Thisis a clear indication that industries make a deliberate actionpollute areas that seem to have people who have a low economic scaleand quite the contrary to those who are doing well economically. Thisis a clear show of economic, environmental injustice thatgovernmental bodies and companies need to take a more decisive actionso as to reverse the situation accordingly.

Oneaspect that I like from the reading is the fact that environmentaljudicial activists are doing their best to ensure that environmentaljustice is achieved (Mascarenhas, 2012). One thing that I do not likefrom the reading is that some government bodies set environmentalpolicies that seem to favor some regions over others.

References

Bullard,R. D. (2000).&nbspDumpingin Dixie: Race, class, and environmental quality.Boulder, Colo: Westview Press.

Mascarenhas,M. (2012).&nbspWherethe waters divide: Neoliberalism, white privilege, and environmentalracism in Canada.Lanham: Lexington Books.