Environmental Justice, Denied

The foisting of pollution on minority communities in America is racism, albeit a subtler type than has been in the news. With the launch of “Environmental Justice, Denied,” the Center for Public Integrity examines the siting of malodorous dumps and sewage plants near the homes of African-Americans, the spraying of toxic pesticides near schools attended by mostly Latino students, and other environmental problems that disproportionately affect communities of color.