Race, Racism and the Law

Race, Racism And The Law considers race, racism and racial distinctions in the law. It examines the role of domestic and international law in promoting and/or alleviating racism.

 How the EPA Has Failed to Challenge Environmental Racism in Flint—and Beyond

"Long before people in Flint, Michigan, had to worry about brownish, putrid-smelling, lead-laced water, they worried about poisoned air. In 1992, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources approved a permit for a new power plant in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Flint that wasalready home to a cement plant, an asphalt plant, and other hazardous facilities. The power station is fed with demolition wood, some of it covered in chemicals and lead-based paint, which can release toxic particles when it’s burned."

http://www.thenation.com/article/how-the-epa-has-failed-to-challenge-environmental-racism-in-flint-and-beyond/

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Vernellia R. Randall
Professor Emerita of Law

The University of Dayton
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Dayton, OH 45469-2772
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