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Conceptions of Environment, black folk r? part 1

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Environmental Justice Black Fmsm

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Episode 3:

title: exploring social and governance dimensions of the "black differential".

key question: why are blacks exposed to environmental hazards?

context: air, land, water, soil and black human health.


1. key question:

2. key conceptions:

a. Dr. Robert Bullard - pay attention to black.
b. USA Black feminism - respond to system violence.

3. integrate USA black feminism.
a. sex ratio problem. - Dr. Dayna Scott.
b. urban housing problems - Dr. Cheryl Teleucksingh.

4. Review of Past Episodes:

a. Episode 1  - introduce the conception.

b. Episode 2 - introduce the EJ framework.

ex. black home owners lawsuit - Bean vs. Southwestern Waste Management (1979).

5. black ecology. 

a. bell hooks, chapter 12. "

further study:
Minamata Disease, the worst environmental hazard in Canada. how many of us from the black community know something about the work of Dr. Masazumi Harada?

sources cited.
1. sisters of the yam. by bell hooks.

connect to ancestry in order to know how to respond appropropriately.

take a look at problems with the supremacy of whiteness written in policy, risk analysis and risk assessment.


take a peak at your local environmental policy, where is protection for blacks written by blacks in these "precautions"?

thanks for listening and write down your questions. i will tentatively take your questions in episode 6.